If it seems like the Phillies front office is working overtime this offseason to improve the ball club, that's because they sure are. After agreeing to a minors deal with Francisco Liriano earlier on Wednesday, they've made another similar move to help bolster the infield ranks.
Per a report from insider Mark Feinsand, veteran Neil Walker has agreed to a contract with Philly, which includes an invite to spring training.
Walker spent the 2019 campaign with the Marlins, appearing in 115 games. During his time with Miami, he recorded 88 hits and a .261 batting average. He added eight homers and 38 RBI.
The Phillies become the sixth organization he'll suit up for, as he previously played for the Mets, Yankees, Brewers and Pirates in addition to the Marlins.
The Phillies have made some big moves this offseason, signing Didi Gregorius, Zach Wheeler and others. While the addition of Walker won't steal national headlines, Philly appears as serious as ever to compete for a postseason spot.
After missing the playoffs last year despite adding JT Realmuto and Bryce Harper, this team has a sour taste in its mouth. Time to see if they can turn things around in 2020.