Phillies, 12 players agree to major-league deals

Phillies, 12 players agree to major-league deals

February 4, 2013, 6:15 pm
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The Phillies on Monday agreed to major-league contracts with 12 players on their 40-man roster who have between zero and three years of big-league experience.

Here’s the complete list:

Darin Ruf
Will compete with Domonic Brown, Laynce Nix, John Mayberry Jr. and Delmon Young to earn playing time in a corner outfield spot. Ruf hit 41 home runs last season between Double A and the majors.

Tyson Gillies
No major-league experience yet. Gillies, one of three players traded to the Phillies from the Mariners in 2009 for Cliff Lee, hit .299 last season between Lakewood, Clearwater and Reading. He has missed plenty of time the last three seasons with various injuries, mostly to his hamstring.

Zach Collier
The Phillies added the former first-round pick to the 40-man roster in November.

Ender Inciarte
A Rule 5 pick of the Phillies, Inciarte must stay on the Phillies’ active roster all season (barring injury), or be offered back to the Diamondbacks.

Erik Kratz
Kratz had nine homers and nine doubles in 157 plate appearances for the Phils in 2012. He’ll be in the mix for playing time in April while Carlos Ruiz serves his 25-game suspension for testing positive for a banned amphetamine.

Sebastian Valle
One of three catchers with upside in the Phillies’ system, Valle had 13 walks and 114 strikeouts last season at Reading and Lehigh Valley. Yikes.

Jeremy Horst
The lefty turned heads by posting a 1.15 ERA in 32 appearances for the Phillies in 2012. He was acquired in an offseason trade for Wilson Valdez.

Raul Valdes
Remembered most for starting the “bullpen” game in a double-header against the Tampa Bay Rays in late June, the 35-year-old lefty will compete for the second lefty job in the bullpen after posting a 2.90 ERA last season.

Mauricio Robles
The Phils claimed Robles off waivers from the Mariners in December. The 23-year-old has 573 strikeouts in 546 minor-league innings.

Ethan Martin
Acquired in the deadline deal with the Dodgers for Shane Victorino, Martin went 13-6 with a 3.48 ERA last season between both systems. He has crept toward the top of several Phillies prospect lists.

Michael Stutes
Limited to six appearances last season before having season-ending shoulder surgery, Stutes will be ready for spring training. He had a 3.63 ERA as a revelation out of the bullpen in 2011.

J.C. Ramirez
Designated for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster for Chad Durbin, Ramirez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple A Lehigh Valley.