#Phillies sign minor league free agent SS Anthony Phillips and OF Tony Gwynn Jr., re-sign 2B Matt Tolbert.Now 31-years old, the left-handed hitting Gwynn spent last season in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization confined to Triple-A Albuquerque in the Pacific Coast League. In 404 plate appearances, the former Brewer hit .297/.386/.381 while stealing 14 bases in 23 attempts. Despite the decent offensive showing in 2013, Gwynn had been designated for assignment the season prior and without a place on the 40-man roster, missed out on the stretch run as he was not realistically considered for a September call-up.
— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) January 8, 2014
From 2009-2012, Gwynn averaged 118 games a season at the big league level as member of the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. Largely limited to a bench role, the outfielder has a career batting line of .244/.312/.318 in parts of seven major league seasons.
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