The Phillies organization has made its first signing of the offseason by bringing utility-man Pete Orr back into fold with a minor-league contract to play for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. It's a decent move for Orr, who knows that the Phils' familiarity with him could land him some spot stints with the big club if they're hit with a rash of injuries in 2012. He'll be in Clearwater next spring.
What's that? Not the big booming move you were hoping for? Relax. It's early.
Baseball America released their top 10 prospects in the Phillies system list. Leading the way is big right-hander Trevor May. [CSN]
While the Cubs passed on Ryne Sandberg, the Cardinals are going to interview him for Tony La Russa's old job. [ESPN]
But the IronPigs are hoping to keep Sandberg with pork. Yeah, free meat. [CSN]
Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi welcomed their second son, Braxton, into the world this morning. [Twitter]