The Philadelphia Phillies have signed eight players to minor league contracts and extended spring training invitations for next season.
Four of the players are pitchers – Scott Elarton, Brian Sanches, Pat Misch, and Raul Valdes. The remaining four are all minor leaguers from the Phillies last season – Pete Orr, Kevin Frandsen, Tuffy Gosewich, and Scott Podsednik.
Sanches was a member of the Phillies during the 2006 and ’07 seasons. Podsednik is the only one of the group to have been an All-Star at the major league level, making the American League team back in 2005.