Phillies Sign Pete Orr

The Phillies signed utility man Pete Orr, according to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun. Orr, 31, last appeared in the majors with the Nationals in 2009. In five seasons for the Braves and Nationals, he has a career .260/.287/.335 line. The Canadian has just 555 big league plate appearances, but he has played at second, third, short and in both corner outfield positions.

Orr spent the 2010 season at Triple-A Syracuse, where he batted .264/.326/.436 in 536 plate appearances. He hit 12 homers, stole 25 bases and played second, third, short and all three outfield positions.

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  1. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

    Off topic here- R.I.P. Dave Niehaus. Fly, fly away.

    • hoagiebuchanan 5 years ago

      “Get out the rye bread and mustard, Grandma, it’s grand salami time!!!” Man, me and my friends still play Ken Griffey Jr. Slugfest for 64 and Niehaus is forever enshrined in classic form! “BELTED!”

    • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

      Mariners games just won’t be the same without his contributions from the booth. I grew up listening to him calling those games, so just knowing that he won’t be calling them anymore is weird.

      • HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

        Agreed, and I’m not really so wild about Dave Sims and Mike Blowers.

        • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

          I don’t mind Sims and Blowers that much, but they lack that passion and fire that Niehaus had and was so popular for. He always showed how much he loved the game in the way he called it. Sims and Blowers aren’t bad at their job, but they don’t have that flare, and compared to Niehaus there is absolutely no contest.

  2. MLB_in_the_Know 5 years ago

    World Series 2011 Championship was just locked up.

  3. philsWSchamps 5 years ago

    so long Wilson Valdez

    • hoagiebuchanan 5 years ago

      Boy, I hope not!!!!!!

    • zero shot at the phils getting Valdez. he performed to well last year. all this move is AAA depth. relax everyone

  4. Jason Klinger 5 years ago

    No way this guy sticks to the 25-man roster.

  5. rockfordone 5 years ago

    Is Laynce Nix next. Nix in left and Orr in right sounds like book your World Series tickets.
    Probably have to bat 6th and 7th.

  6. BravesRed 5 years ago

    Orr is strictly a base runner, nothing more. And, maybe an occasional PH.

  7. Mike Storeshaw 5 years ago

    I’ll never forget that overtime goal he scored in the Stanely Cup finals against St. Louis in 1970.

  8. depaolo_creed 5 years ago

    This isn’t a bad signing, the Phillies need some infield depth at AAA Lehigh Valley. This reminds me alot of the Wilson Valdez signing last year which really worked out in the Phils favor. As long as the headline’s dont read “Phillies Sign Jeff Francoeur” Ill be happy.

  9. dsestito 5 years ago

    i rather have wilson valdez. he played great last year filling for polly rollins and utley when they went down.

    • Muggi 5 years ago

      I don’t think this eliminates the possibility of Valdez coming back.

  10. philsWSchamps 5 years ago

    is he righthanded?

  11. phil33 5 years ago

    I really hope they bring back Valdez this year.

  12. A Henry 5 years ago

    Yeah Elliot didn’t mention it was a minor league deal (confirmed by Todd Zolecki). This has no bearing on Valdez.

  13. ccutter450 5 years ago


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