• Phillies announce slew of minor deals

    News: The Phillies announced the invitation of 10 players to spring training as non-roster invitees Wednesday. They include: right-handers Dave Borkowski, Justin Lehr, Blaine Neal and Mike Koplove, corner infielder Mike Cervenak, third baseman Terry Tiffee, first baseman Andy Tracy, outfielder Chris Walker, shortstop Ozzie Chavez and utility player J.J. Furmaniak. The following players were signed as minor league free agents: right-handers Yorman Bazardo, Yoel Hernandez and Justin Pope, left-handers Jason Mackintosh and Joshua Shortslef, first baseman/outfielder Brian Stavisky and outfielders Casey Craig, Kevin Mahar, Wilkin Ruan, Mike Spidale and Rich C. Thompson.
    Analysis: These players are long shots to get time on the roster as a seldom-used reserves this season. They are nothing more than organizational depth at this point in their careers, so ignore him in all Fantasy leagues right now.