The Phillies have signed 28-year old righty swinging outfielder Willy Taveras to a minor league deal. Taveras played in 27 games for the Nationals earlier this season and he was 7 of 35 (.200 avg, .500 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 4 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He has now played in 670 games in his seven years in the majors and he is 662 of 2,412 (.274 avg, .647 OPS) with 358 runs scored, 8 homers, 128 RBIs and 195 stolen bases. Taveras is a good guy to have stashed at AAA because of his speed so I really like this signing for the Phillies. Plus, he is a much better player than the recently departed DeWayne Wise.