Phillies Make First Big Offseason Acquisition

Phillies Make First Big Offseason Acquisition
November 4, 2011, 9:54 am
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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.

Some Extras:

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]

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