Phillies sign utility man Pete Orr

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The Phillies first free agent signing isn't a major one by any stretch of the imagination. Veteran utility infielder Pete Orr has signed with the Phillies after spending the past three seasons in the Nationals organization and having spent time with the Nats in both 2008 and 2009.

Pete Orr is a career .260 hitter with 519 major league at-bats. He has played second, short, third and both corner outfield spots in his career and will at least provide them with depth and a veteran utility infielder.

Before joining the Nationals organization, Orr spent eight seasons in the Braves organization and played all of 2005 and 2006 in the majors with Atlanta. Orr is 31 years old.

The Phillies also re-signed minor league catcher Dane Sardinha to a minor league deal. Sardinha hit .207 in 67 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley last season and played in 13 games with the Phillies where he hit .205 with three home runs.

Both Orr and Sardinha were signed to minor league deals.


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