The Phillies added a two-time All-Star, Josh Harrison, to a minor league deal, with an invitation to Spring Training. Harrison was an all-star with the Pirates before signing a one-year deal with the Detriot Tigers to be their everyday second baseman.
The 2019 season was a bust for Harrison. A shoulder and hamstring injury limited him to just 36 games. His production was not much better as he hit .175 having 24 hits in 137 at-bats.
In eight seasons with the Pirates, Harrison hit .277 with a .317 OBP. His best season was 2014 where he hit .215 and was an all-star. His second all-start season was not that far removed in 2017. During that season he hit .272 with an OBP of .339. The signing of Harrison provides flexibility and may fill the gap left by the departure of Phil Gosselin and Sean Rodriguez.
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