3 former Phillies find new homes in American League Central
Former Phillies Roman Quinn and Michael Kelly have been signed to a minor-league deal with a major-league spring training invite with the Cleveland Guardians.
Guardians Sign Roman Quinn and Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies in December 2021 as a non-roster invitee. Kelly threw four games out of the bullpen in 2022 for the Phils, logging a 2.25 ERA with four strikeouts and one earned run allowed.
Roman Quinn bounces around to another team, as he has signed a minor-league deal with Cleveland as well. Quinn wasn’t originally set to make the Phillies roster in 2022, but following the injury of Mickey Moniak just two days before the season, Quinn was brought in to backup Matt Vierling in center field, as a corresponding move of Bryson Stott getting sent down to AAA.
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Quinn was DFA’d on June 1st and elected free agency, where he signed a quick deal with the Kansas City Royals and finished his season off with the Tampa Bay Rays. Quinn hit .223/.300/.343 in 201 games with the Phillies in six years.
Former Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp signs with the Detroit Tigers
Andrew Knapp spent the first five seasons of his career with the Phillies, slashing .214/.314/.322 as a switch-hitting backup catcher. Knapp played for the Pirates, Giants, and Mariners in 2022 and has now found a new home with the Detroit Tigers on a minor-league deal with 2023. Knapp has also received an invite to Detroit’s major-league spring training.