Minor League Depth Signings:
Darin Mastroianni/OF - the 29 year old bats right-handed and has seen time in MLB over past 4 seasons with the Blue Jays and Twins. Career .212/.564 hitter over 129 games. Better minor league stats, .278/.738 in 691 games 242 stolen bases.
John Hester/C - a big backstop (6'4" 240 lb.) that has also spent parts of 4 seasons in the Majors, he with the Angels and Diamondbacks. Hit .216/.645 in 93 games. With both Wil Nieves and Koyie Hill likely gone, the Phillies needed some insurance here because incumbent backup catcher, Cameron Rupp, does not seem ready to handle the job. The 31 year old has a decent stick in the minors, batting .274/.790 in 629 games.