The Boston Red Sox announced some major roster news this evening. The organization is signing veteran infielder Brandon Phillips to a contract to add depth to the infielder position. He had previously been a free agent.
Phillips, 36, has played for several MLB teams, most recently the Los Angeles Angeles and Atlanta Braves in 2017. He is most known for his time with the Cincinnati Reds.
The three-time All-Star infielder played in Cincinnati for a decade. Phillips was with the Reds from 2006-16. He made three All-Star games in Cincinnati (2010-11, '13).
Phillips, a four-time Gold Glover winner, is being signed to a minor league contract, but the Red Sox are in need of infielder depth at the major league level.
The 36-year-old infielder could make his way onto Boston's major league roster if he proves to be healthy and capable of providing.
The Red Sox announced the Phillips' signing minutes ago.
The Red Sox are 53-27 on the season. They're a half game out of first place in the AL East, trailing the Yankees.