Phils Sign Taveras, Lose Wise
The Phillies lost one Minor League outfielder, but added another.
They announced today they agreed to terms with Willy Taveras, who will report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley tomorrow. They also announced they lost Dewayne Wise, who exercised the June 1 out-clause in his contract.
Taveras, 28, hit .200 with four RBIs, seven runs scored and one stolen base in 35 at-bats this season with Washington. The Nationals designated him for assignment May 16 and released him May 25. Taveras is a career .274 hitter with 128 RBIs, 358 runs scored and 195 stolen bases in 670 games with Houston, Colorado, Cincinnati and Washington.
Wise, who signed a Minor League contract with the Phillies in November, hit .272 in 36 games with Lehigh Valley. He is a free agent.