The Phillies have signed 28-year old righty swinging SS/2B Chin-lung Hu to a minor league deal. Hu played in 22 games for the Mets last year and he was 1 for 20 (.050 avg, .141 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base. He has now played in 118 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 34 of 193 (.176 avg, .484 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 2 homers, 18 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Hu will likely start the 2012 season in AAA-ball for the Phillies.
UPDATE: (3/29/2012) – The Phillies have voided Chin-lung Hu’s minor league deal as he has failed his physical.