Vielma was claimed off waivers by the Phillies on Monday.

The offensive numbers have gotten downright ugly as Vielma has advanced to the upper levels of the minors (.229/.273/.280 between Double-A and Triple-A last year), but his defensive versatility gives him some real-life value. It appears Vielma will compete for a utility job in spring training, but he could be on the chopping block later in the offseason if the Phillies need to clear a spot for a free-agent signing or trade acquisition.

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