Phillies land veteran infielder on cheap 1-year deal
While all eyes were on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Dave Dombrowski and the Phillies landed veteran infielder Josh Harrison to a 1-year deal worth just $2M.
Josh Harrison Agrees on 1-Year, $2M Deal
Josh Harrison is a 2x All-Star who has played for five teams throughout his 12-year career, most notably eight seasons with the Pirates. Harrison hit .256/.317/.370 in 119 games with the White Sox last season with 7 HRs and 27 RBIs. Harrison is a career .272/.318/.398 hitter with 71 HRs, 378 RBIs, and 1,059 hits.
Harrison is primarily an infielder but can also play the outfield is desperately needed. He’s played his most games at second base (635), along with 322 games at third base and 140 games in the two corner outfield spots.
Bryson Stott will now be the everyday second baseman in 2023, with Trea Turner taking over the full-time shortstop duties. Harrison will be a great veteran bat to have behind Stott, especially with the Phillies now having a trustworthy option between a right-handed and left-handed bat.
Harrison was once a Phillie in 2019 but was cut ahead of the limited-roster finalizations going into 2020. Harrison never played a single major league game with the Phillies.