Phillies Sign David Lough to a Minor League Deal
The Phillies announced yesterday the signing of outfielder David Lough to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The club’s outfield is essentially set already with Aaron Altherr and Odubel Herrera starting in left and center field, respectively, and Peter Bourjos tentatively slated to start in right field. Rule 5 pick Tyler Goeddel would serve off the bench and both Cody Asche and Darin Ruf have experience playing the outfield where they could contribute in a pinch.
The addition of Lough is simply a depth signing. Prospect Nick Williams, acquired from the Texas Rangers in last year’s Cole Hamels trade, and Roman Quinn are the only other outfielders on the 40-man roster.
For the Phillies, pitchers and catchers report on February 17. That’s about three weeks from now. It’s hard to believe, but baseball is almost here.