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Phillies sign Reid Brignac

Nov 19, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

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Philadelphia has signed one-time top prospect turned journeyman Reid Brignac to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, reports Jim Salisburg of

Brignac was a second-round draft pick in 2004 and ranked among Baseball America‘s top 100 prospects in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, but he’s now 27 years old with a lifetime .221 batting average and .573 OPS in 302 games as a big leaguer.

On the other hand Brignac is a solid defensive shortstop and second baseman, so the Phillies could give him a long look as a utility man.

(As an aside: I know a guy who pitched 10 seasons in the minors for a few different organizations. He once told me that Brignac was the best player he played against. Moral of the story? Baseball is friggin hard, man.)

  1. phillysports1 - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    What happen to Cesar Hernandez ? And Freddy galvis ?

  2. phillysports1 - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    I take that back , they only signed him to a minor league deal .

  3. spudchukar - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Kinda young isn’t he?

  4. yougotgirouxed - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    The beat writer’s name is Jim Salisbury. Not that matter because the Phillies suck anyway….

  5. bigmeechy74 - Nov 19, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Any time a prospect’s value is derived from him having a “good glove” I instantly fall asleep from boredom. Of course this guy did nothing. who cares about having a “good glove.” Hitting wins!

  6. Minoring In Baseball - Nov 19, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    All the best to Brignac. I watched him play Single-A ball here in Michigan, and he seemed like a decent guy who was nice to the fans. I hope he can solve his bat problems.

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