d'Arnaud signed a minor league contract with the Braves that includes an invitation to attend spring training. d'Arnaud spent last year in the Phillies organization, playing with Triple-A Lehigh Valley prior to a September call-up. He was a decent hitter, batting .268 with five home runs and 35 RBI, but was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster after the season was over. The 28-year-old will look to find a spot as a utility infielder during spring training.
D'Arnaud elected free agency. The Phillies bumped d'Arnaud from their 40-man roster days after the regular season ended, but he chose to refuse his outright assignment and hit the open market. A minor league deal with a spring training invite seems reasonable given his experience.
The Phillies reassigned infielder Chase d'Arnaud and outfielder Darin Mastroianni to minor-league camp Wednesday. d'Arnaud went 1 for 7 over six games of action before the move. Mastroianni was just 1 for 17 in Grapefruit League play. The moves pare the team's major-league camp roster to 42 players.
The Phillies announced Thursday they signed Andres Blanco, Brian Bogusevic, Russ Canzler, Chase d'Arnaud, Jeff Francoeur, John Hester, Darin Mastroianni and Xavier Paul to minor-league contracts. All eight players received invites to attend spring training as non-roster invitees.
The Pirates added six players to the active roster Tuesday, as part of their September roster expansion. The team purchased the contract of infielder Chase d'Arnaud from Triple-A Indianapolis, and recalled pitchers Bobby LaFromboise , John Holdzkom, Jeff Locke and Casey Sadler , as well as outfielder Gregory Polanco from Triple-A.
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