The Philadelphia Phillies sign outfielder Jack Cust

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 12 August 2011 at 6:10 pm

The Phillies have signed 32-year old lefty swinging outfielder Jack Cust to a minor league deal. Cust played in 67 games earlier this year for the Mariners and he was 48 for 225 (.213 avg, .673 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 3 homers and 23 RBIs. Cust has now played in 670 games in his first 10 years in the majors and he is 510 for 2,107 (.242 avg, .813 OPS) with 311 runs scored, 105 homers, 323 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Cust will likely try to get his timing down in the minors and get called up on September 1st when rosters expand. He could provide the Phillies with some lefty punch off the bench down the stretch.

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