On Sunday, the defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies made a move to strengthen their bench depth as they attempt to retool for another run in 2023.
The team signed veteran infielder Josh Harrison to a one-year, $2 million contract.
The 35-year-old spent the 2022 season with the Chicago White Sox, hitting .256 with seven home runs, a .317 on-base percentage, and a .370 slugging percentage.
Harrison is also capable of playing multiple positions on the diamond including second base, third base, and the outfield.
On Twitter, MSM, the agency that represents Harrison, posted a cool graphic featuring the two-time All-Star photoshopped in Phillies gear, while also welcoming him to his new home.
Here’s Josh’s agent with an announcement and nice graphic https://t.co/432lO72mAb
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 29, 2023
Harrison has spent the vast majority of his career on the other side of Pennsylvania with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Making his debut in 2011, he was a key piece for the Pirates in the mid 2010s, as he helped transform the team into a contender.
Pittsburgh reached the postseason three straight seasons from 2013-15.
He joined the Detroit Tigers after the 2018 season.
In 2020, he signed a deal with the Washington Nationals, where he would stay until the trade deadline in 2021, when he was shipped off to the Oakland Athletics, who at the time were still very much in postseason contention.
Harrison will also bring a veteran voice to the Phillies clubhouse.
He is a player who has experienced winning before, and that experience should be valuable as the Phillies look to build off of their improbable run to the World Series last season.
The team has also signed Trea Turner, Taijuan Walker, and Matt Strahm.
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