So Taguchi Rumors

Phillies Sign So Taguchi

The Phillies added some outfield depth today, signing So Taguchi to a one-year deal for around $1MM with an option for ’09.  There had been a rumor that the Cubs were eyeing Taguchi.

The Phillies’ outfield will consist of Pat Burrell, Shane Victorino, Geoff Jenkins, Jayson Werth, and Taguchi.  They’ve also got Chris Snelling as an option if he can stay healthy.

Cubs Considering So Taguchi?

Trusted reader Alex writes in with a George Ofman report on 670 The Score out of Chicago.  Apparently the Cubs are considering signing free agent outfielder So Taguchi, which may be related to the Kosuke Fukudome signing.  The is much less damaging than signing Kaz Matsui would’ve been, at least.  But it could lead to Matt Murton being traded for less than he’s worth.

Rule 5 Action: Cards Take Barton, Cut Taguchi

The Rule 5 draft isn’t my cup of tea, but I’d like to direct you to Baseball America for coverage.  By the way the Cardinals took Brian Barton.  To open up a spot for him, they released So Taguchi.