Will Venable

RF / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: YRS / MINORS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Phillies' Will Venable: Candidate for promotion

      Venable is a candidate to be promoted from the minors if the Phillies don't start getting some production from their corner outfielders, Jeff Neiburg of CSN Philadelphia reports. Cedric Hunter and Peter Bourjos have provided little offensively thus far. Venable is hitting .150 (3-for-20) with a double in six games at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. David Lough and Darnell Sweeney are also candidates for a promotion if the Phillies decide to make a move.

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      Phillies' Will Venable: Assigned to minor league camp

      Venable was assigned to minor league camp Friday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports. Venable posted a paltry .462 OPS this spring, and was beaten out for a roster spot by Cedric Hunter. Venable said earlier in the week he would be willing to remain with the Phillies even if he did not break camp with the big club, so his season will likely begin with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Phillies' Will Venable: Willing to go to Triple-A

      Venable said he is willing to go to Triple-A if he does not earn a roster spot with the Phillies, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. Venable is competing for one of two bench spots with Cedric Hunter and Emmanuel Burriss. He has a May 1 opt out in his contract if he is not in the majors by that date.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Phillies' Will Venable: Signs minor league contract with Phillies on Monday

      Venable signed a minor league contract with the Phillies on Monday that includes an invitation to major league spring training, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. After failing to make the Indians 25-man roster, Venable will try again with the rebuilding Phillies. Philadelphia has been marred with outfield injuries this spring, making Venable a nice fit for them. If he makes the Opening Day roster, there's a good chance that he could platoon with Rule 5 pick Tyler Goeddel.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Will Venable: Granted release Sunday

      Venable was informed Sunday that he wouldn't make the Indians' 25-man roster and has been granted his release, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports. The superior Cactus League performance of Tyler Naquin likely ended Venable's bid for a roster spot, as both players are lefty-hitting center fielders. The 33-year-old Venable could still attract interest as a platoon outfielder for another organization.

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      Indians' Will Venable: Signs minor league deal with Cleveland

      Venable signed a minor league deal with the Indians on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Venable, who finished last season with the Rangers, was thought to be a potential replacement for the injured Josh Hamilton in Texas, but he'll instead head to Cleveland to join GM Mike Chernoff, who was a college teammate at Princeton. The 33-year-old is coming off of a struggle-filled end to 2015, as he hit just .182 with 21 strikeouts in 82 plate appearances for the Rangers across 37 games. Venable put up a .258/.318/.378 slash line in 98 games for the Padres, however, and his career .251 average likely provides him a good chance to crack Cleveland's 25-man, Opening Day roster.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Rangers get Will Venable from Padres for Marcus Greene

      The Rangers acquired outfielder Will Venable from the Padres, the team announced on Tuesday. In exchange, the Rangers traded catcher/outfielder Marcus Greene and a player to be named later to the Padres. Venable was hitting .258 with six home runs and 30 RBI for the Padres. Greene was hitting .218 for Class A Hickory. To clear a spot for Venable on the 40-man roster, the Rangers designated Michael Choice for assignment. Choice had appeared in one game for the team.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Melvin Upton gets start in center for Padres

      Padres center fielder Will Venable wasn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game. Venable has started 55 games this year, including the last four. He was replaced by Melvin Upton, who made his 27th start.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Padres OF Will Venable returns from paternity list

      Padres outfielder Will Venable was activated from the paternity list for Sunday's game against the Phillies, the team announced. Venable was on the paternity list since Wednesday. He will bat eighth and play center field.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Padres place Will Venable on paternity leave, recall Alex Dickerson

      Padres outfielder Will Venable was placed on the paternity leave list Thursday, the team announced. To take his spot on the roster, outfielder Alex Dickerson was recalled from Triple-A El Paso.