P.J. Phillips signed

Over on his blog, Jamie Ramsey listed several Reds Minor League free agent signings over the past several weeks. A couple of names might jump out at you.

On Dec. 15, the organization signed infielder P.J. Phillips, the younger brother of 2B Brandon Phillips. P.J. Phillips, currently assigned to the Reds new Double-A team in Pensacola, spent six years in the Angels organization but never rose beyond high Class A ball. He’s a .254/.320/.326 hitter lifetime in the Minors. He’s 26 years old.

On Dec. 22, the Reds signed Michael Griffin as a RHP and assigned him to high Class A Bakersfield. Griffin spent the previous six years in the Reds system as an outfielder, including parts of the last three seasons at Triple-A Louisville. It appears he is trying to restart his career on the mound.


The Reds continue to look to the future. Sometimes a cast-off. like Brackman will become a star. Sometimes it is just a bust. Ditto for the two guys signed to minor league contracts. But it is worth the gamble. But the Reds still need Cordero. I hope that works our. Thanks Mark for keeping us on top of all the doings in Res country. In my part of WV, we are die-hard Red fans.

I would love too see a Votto, Phillips, Phillips and Rolen infield but I really doubt that would happen in 2012.

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Don’t you think picking up BP’s little brother is a move to try to convince Brandon to sign a long term deal?

That or they are thinking of trading Brandon and then at the same time sign P.J. to an extension to confuse the fans. 🙂

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