The Phillies designated outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment last week then released him when he cleared waivers. CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports the team has re-signed Gwynn to a minor league deal and he will report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Gwynn, 31, did not do much with that bat in his 98 at-bats with the Phillies batting .163/.281/.204 with two doubles, one triple, no home runs and three RBIs. He provided quality defense in the outfield making most of his appearances this season late in games as a defensive replacement of pinch runner.
For a Phillies organization that does not have a ton of depth in the upper minors, Gwynn provides the Phillies some outfield assurance in Triple-A.
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