On Sunday, the defending National League champion Philadelphia Phillies made a key move as they continue to retool for another run to the World Series in 2023.
The Phillies signed veteran utilityman Josh Harrison to a one-year, $2 million contract.
The 35-year-old has spent the vast majority of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, making his debut in 2011 and staying in the Steel City through the 2018 season.
After his time in Pittsburgh, the veteran joined the Detroit Tigers for the 2019 season.
Harrison spent a few seasons with the Washington Nationals before being dealt to the Oakland Athletics at the 2021 trade deadline.
He spent the 2022 season with the Chicago White Sox.
Jon Heyman provided the news of the Phillies’ latest signing on Twitter.
Josh Harrison to Phillies. $2M, 1 year.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 29, 2023
With the White Sox, Harrison hit .256 with seven home runs, 27 RBI, an on-base percentage of .317, and a slugging percentage of .370.
The veteran utilityman and two-time All-Star can play several positions on the diamond, such as second base, third base, and various outfield spots.
Harrison will likely serve in a similar role with the Phillies in 2023, joining Edmundo Sosa in the shuffle.
Philadelphia won 87 games in 2022 and captured the final NL Wild Card spot.
They got hot in the postseason, eliminating the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round before knocking out both the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres to reach the World Series.
The Phillies fell short in the World Series against the Houston Astros, who defeated them in six games to capture their second World Series title in six years.NEXT: Former Phillies Manager Praises Scott Rolen