Hiroshima Carp Sign Zach Phillips

Here are today's minor moves from around the league…

  • Left-hander Zach Phillips has signed a one-year deal with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, according to a Sanspo report passed on by Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker (via Twitter). Phillips receives a $154K signing bonus and a $409K salary, and the Carp hold a club option for the 2015 season, according to Sanspo. The 27-year-old Phillips pitched 1 2/3 innings for the Marlins this season and has a 3.45 ERA and 14-to-8 K/BB ratio in 15 2/3 Major League innings. Selected in the 23rd round of the 2004 draft by the Rangers, Phillips has a 3.21 ERA with 8.3 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9 in 221 2/3 career innings at Triple-A. He was particularly dominant in Triple-A this season, totaling a 2.44 ERA with a 74-to-24 K/BB ratio in 59 innings. He is represented by agent Matt Colleran, as shown in MLBTR's Agency Database.
  • As shown in MLBTR's DFA Tracker, right-handers Peter Moylan of the Dodgers and Pedro Beato of the Red Sox are currently in DFA limbo along with left-handers Tommy Layne and Colt Hynes of the Padres.

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