Phillies Sign Wilkerson

The Phillies signed Brad Wilkerson to a Minor League contract. The move was a minor addition, as the outfielder and first baseman did not receive an invite to spring training.

Wilkerson last appeared in the Major Leagues in 2008, but previously played with the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2009. He went 1-for-9, then decided to retire. In a Brett Favre type decision, Wilkerson changed his mind.

Wilkerson is a career .247 hitter, but was a Phillies killer throughout his eight year career, especially during his time with the Montreal Expos. Wilkerson hit for the cycle twice in his career, including his 2005 cycle against the Phillies.

In other Phillie killer news, the Mets signed Rod Barajas. Barajas killed the Phillies in a few games with the Toronto Blue Jays last year and during his time with the Diamondbacks. However, he also killed the Phillies when he was with the team. He batted .230 for the Phillies in 2007, before getting booted out by Chris Coste. Guess what? It's another similar situation. Coste will be fighting for a backup catcher's position with the Mets.


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