The Indians have signed Josh Phelps to a minor league deal, according to the club's Twitter page. Phelps will report to Triple-A Columbus. This is the 32-year-old's second stop in 2010 as the Rockies inked him to a minor league deal earlier this year.
The first baseman's last big league cameo came in 2008 for the Cardinals. In 36 late-season plate appearances, Phelps hit .265/.306/.294. He owns a major league career slash line of .297/.364/.495 against lefties.
I hope that Josh can do well. I remember a monster shot he hit into the Pirate’s bullpen at PNC when he was with the Pirates. He could just never find a position to play.