Mastroianni signed a minor league contract with the Twins on Tuesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Mastroianni played in both the Phillies and Nationals organizations last season, batting .257 between their respective Triple-A affiliates. He also hit 26 doubles and had 25 steals at Lehigh Valley and Syracuse. Mastroianni hasn't been in the majors since 2014, but his speed and solid defense could help him be a good piece of organizational depth in his return to the Twins organization.
The Nationals have acquired outfielder Darin Mastroianni from the Phillies in exchange for cash considerations, Triple-A Lehigh Valley announced Tuesday. Mastroianni has managed just 17 hits in 108 at-bats at the major-league level since the start of the 2013 season. He hit .293/.333/.362 with five stolen bases in 58 at-bats with Lehigh Valley before the trade.
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 Phillies signed outfielders Brian Bogusevic and Darin Mastroianni to minor-league deals Saturday, Baseball America reports. Bogusevic hit .260/.349/.411 with six home runs, 33 RBI and five stolen bases in 265 at-bats with Triple-A New Orleans. Mastrioanni hit .277/.354/.379 with five home runs, 23 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 364 Triple-A at-bats.
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