Seven More Players Invited to Spring Training

The Phillies have invited seven more players to Spring Training as non-roster invitees, bringing the total to 19. Here is the information from a Phillies news release:

Brian Bass, RHP: Bass, 29, spent the majority of the 2010 season with triple-A Indianapolis where he went 4-4 with two saves and a 3.26 ERA in 41 games (one start). He also made four appearances in the majors for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, all in relief. For his major league career Bass has gone 9-7 with one save and a 5.16 ERA in 101 games (four starts) between the Twins (2008), Orioles (2008-09) and Pirates (2010). Following the season, Bass pitched for Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League where he went 1-1 with a 2.68 ERA in seven starts.

Tuffy Gosewisch, C: In 97 games for double-A Reading last season, Gosewisch, 27, hit .241 with nine home runs and 32 RBI. Also a non-roster invitee to Phillies spring training in 2008 and 2009, he batted .289 with four home runs and 15 RBI over his final 28 games of the season. For his minor league career, Gosewisch, an 11th round selection by the Phillies in the June 2005 draft, has hit .234 with 27 home runs and 176 RBI in 472 games.

Joel Naughton, C: A 24-year-old native of Melbourne, Australia, Naughton hit .308 with five home runs and 31 RBI in 51 games for single-A Clearwater in 2010. With runners in scoring position last season, he hit .426 (23-54) with 25 RBI. Naughton, who was on Australia’s roster for the 2009 World Baseball Classic, had two stints on the disabled list in 2010 at Clearwater (right shoulder inflammation and a fractured right hand).

Robb Quinlan, INF: Quinlan, 33, split last season between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Salt Lake, their triple-A affiliate. He appeared in 23 games and made six starts (five at first base, one as designated hitter) for the Angels after making their Opening Day roster. At Salt Lake, he batted .258 with eight RBI in 34 games. For his major league career, which spans eight seasons (2003-10), all with the Angels, Quinlan has hit .276 with 25 home runs in 458 games.

Michael Schwimer, RHP: The 24-year-old Schwimer combined to go 7-5 with 11 saves and a 2.85 ERA in 48 games between double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley last season. Between both clubs, 36 of his 48 appearances were scoreless and he allowed more than one run in only three of those 48 games. A 14th round selection by the Phillies in the June 2008 draft, Schwimer has posted an 11-9 record with 39 saves and a 2.77 ERA over 123 career games.

Michael Stutes, RHP: Stutes, 24, combined to go 7-1 with three saves and a 3.42 ERA in 53 games between Reading and Lehigh Valley in 2010. Between both clubs last season he held opponents to a .208 batting average which included a .180 mark with runners in scoring position. Over his career, Stutes, who was selected by the Phillies in the 11th round of the June 2008 draft, has gone 22-11 with three saves and a 3.36 ERA in 93 career games (40 starts).

Delwyn Young, INF/OF: Young, 28, spent last season with the Pirates where he batted .236 with seven home runs and 28 RBI in 110 games. The native of Los Angeles, Calif., who finished third in the majors with 16 pinch hits in 2010, started games in right field, third base and second base for Pittsburgh. For his major league career, Young has hit .258 with 17 home runs and 81 RBI over five seasons for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2006-08) and Pirates (2009-10).

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6 Comments

Delwyn Young is interesting. Maybe another Wilson Valdez in the making, if they have some injuries.

erichh: Maybe you’re thinking of Delmon Young, who threw a bat at an umpire after being called out on strikes. He was suspended for 50 games by the International League in 2006 while in the Tampa organization.

phan52, I agree that Delwyn Young is an interesting NRI. My only question is: Isn’t he one of those guys who cause trouble in the clubhouse? I thought I heard something bad about him a few seasons ago.

Just because I love his name, would love to see Tuffy Gosewisch hit the majors.

Maybe, there is a Jayson Werth lurking in there somewhere.

Maybe Jayson Werth himself will be lurking on the other side of the fence, wishing he hadn’t signed with Washington…

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