The Philadelphia Phillies have signed 32-year old righty swinging catcher Paul Hoover to a minor league deal. Hoover played in 13 games for the Marlins last season and he was 8 for 40 (.200 avg, .463 OPS) with 1 run scored and 2 RBIs. He has now played in 28 games in his major league career and he is 17 for 74 (.230 avg, .493 OPS) with 4 runs scored and 5 RBIs. Hoover has had problems making contact in the majors as he has whiffed 25 times already in his career. Also, the Phillies are very deep at catcher so look for Hoover to be buried in AAA in 2009.