Phillies Sign Infielder Johan Camargo to a One Year Deal
With just under an hour until the official MLB lockdown, the Phillies have signed Johan Camargo to a one-year contract, announced tonight by President of Baseball Operations, Dave Dombrowski. To make room on the 40-man roster, the team has DFA’d relief pitcher Adonis Medina.
Johan Camargo spent a good portion of last season in the minor leagues, only tallying 18 total at-bats in the majors in 2021. He was non-tendered by the Braves earlier in the week and has now signed with the Phillies on a one year contract, with $1.4 million guaranteed, and $100,000 in incentives.
Camargo, a switch-hitter, hit .257/.315/.423 in his five-year career in the majors, with 34 HRs, 144 RBIs, 68 doubles, 276 hits, and an OPS of .738 in 364 total games. Camargo isn’t anything flashy at the plate, but does play some above-average defense, and can play just about anywhere in the infield.
Camargo has played most of his games at third base and shortstop but can float around to the right side of the infield, being able to play some second base as well. His fielding is his strong suit, and although his bat doesn’t offer much to the lineup, his above-average defense will be a nice bench piece to have in regards to infield utility.
Adonis Medina has been designated for assignment, to make room on the current 40-man roster. Medina threw 5 games in 2 years, tallying a 3.86 ERA in 11.2 innings pitched. Medina was always back and forth up in the majors and down to the minors, and has now been DFA’d by the Phillies, to make room for Johan Camargo.
With the lockout coming at 12:00 tonight, hopefully, this isn’t the last move that Dave Dombrowski makes. The team has been linked to Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, and more players around the league as well. Johan Camargo makes himself the second signing of the Phillies offseason, after the team signed relief pitcher Corey Knebel earlier today.
Ring it. Lockout coming soon, RIP MLB.
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