The Philadelphia Phillies sign 2B Tadihito Iguchi

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 5 September 2008 at 10:36 pm

The Phillies jumped at the chance to bring back Tadihito Iguchi after he was released by the Padres. Iguchi filled in with flying colors for the injured Chase Utley last season and the Phillies did not forget that. Iguchi played in 45 games for the Phillies last season and he was 42 for 138 (.304 avg, .803 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 3 homers, 12 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. The Phillies hope that saving Iguchi from the cavern called Petco Park will revive his bat. He played in 81 games for the Padres this season and he was 70 for 303 (.231 avg, .596 OPS) with 29 runs scored, 2 homers, 24 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. To make room on the 40-man roster for Iguchi the Phillies have designated infielder Oscar Robles for assignment. Robles played in 107 games in AAA ball this season and he was 90 for 362 (.249 avg, .640 OPS) with 34 runs scored, 4 homers and 48 RBIs. This was a outstanding signing for the Phillies as Iguchi will likely help them down the stretch.

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