The Phillies and catcher Andrew Knapp have agreed on a one-year deal worth $700-thousand to avoid arbitration.
The Phillies signed veteran Josh Harrison to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The Phillies hired Joe Dillon, who previously served as the assistant hitting coach with the Washington Nationals. The 44-year old will serve as the Phillies hitting coach.
The Phillies used four of their five available spots on the 40-man roster to protect pitchers from next month’s Rule 5 Draft.
The Phillies swapped lower level minor league players with the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
Juan Castro will move from being the Phillies minor league infield coordinator to serving as their major league infield coach under Joe Girardi.
The Phillies outrighted five players and declined team options on three others to get their roster under the 40-man limit.
The Phillies made a number of roster moves including reinstating Odubel Herrera from the Restricted List.
The Phillies have reportedly lost infield coach Bobby Dickerson to the Padres where he will serve as Jayce Tingler’s bench coach.
The Phillies will be spending a lot of time looking for bullpen help this offseason. The first move came in the form of a waiver claim of a hard-throwing right-hander.