The Phillies recently inked outfielder Ryan Cordell to a minor-league contract (h/t to Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America). He has been assigned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, although he’s yet to get into a game for the IronPigs.
A former Ranger draftee, Cordell bounced between the White Sox’s, Brewers’, and Mets’ organizations in recent years before landing with the Phils. The 29-year-old has appeared in the big leagues in each of the past three seasons, including a fairly extended run with Chicago in 2019. He hasn’t produced much in that time, managing just a .202/.263/.328 line over 295 MLB plate appearances.
The 29-year-old has had more success in the minors, including a .266/.323/.451 mark in parts of three seasons at Triple-A. He also has experience at all three outfield positions. Philadelphia has Andrew McCutchen and Bryce Harper on hand in the corners, but center has been a nightmare to this point. Roman Quinn, Adam Haseley, Mickey Moniak and Odúbel Herrera have all struggled, and Quinn (finger laceration) and Haseley (personal reasons) are currently unavailable.