|Shortstop Andres Blanco has been re-signed for the 2013 season|
Below are the nine players who finished last season either on the IronPigs' active roster or DL and are now/were free agents (plus Tug Hulett and Jake Fox who ended last season with Reading, but spent time with the Pigs).
|David Purcey||LHP||Chicago (AL)|
According to Matt Provence's November Pork Barrel Blog update, the following players were re-signed by the Phillies:
-SS and 2012 IronPigs offensive MVP Andres Blanco (120 games, .235, 10 HR, 40 RBI)
-INF/OF Michael Martinez (32 games, .271, 2 HR, 15 RBI)
-RHP Juan Morillo (8 games, 1-0, 3.07 ERA, 22 K/14.2 IP)
The Phillies have also signed:
-3B/UTIL Josh Fields (.322, 13 HR, 71 RBI in 133 games with Albuquerque) @OkieFields
- RHP Brandon Erbe (2-3, 6.82 ERA in 19 games (1 start) with Frederick)
With Blanco and Fields signed, I think it's a safe bet to say the left side of the infield is set for Opening Day.
Some other 2012 IronPigs who left the Valley before the end of the season and are/were free agents this offseason...
Rich Thompson re-signed with the Rays.
Hector Luna signed with the Chunichi Dragons (Japan).
Brian Sanches signed with the Royals.
Tuffy Gosewisch signed with the Diamondbacks.
Lou Montanez remains unsigned.
Jake Opitz remains unsigned.
Frank Gailey remains unsigned.