Outfielder Bobby Abreu has signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and will be invited to spring training.
The 39-year-old Abreu was a two-time All-Star with the Phillies in 2004-05. He was traded to the New York Yankees in 2006 and didn't play in the majors last year.
Abreu could fill Philadelphia's need for a left-handed hitter off the bench. He hit .322 in 50 games in the Venezuelan Winter League in 2013.
Abreu has 2,437 career hits, 287 home runs, 1,349 RBIs and 399 stolen bases over 17 seasons with Houston, the Phillies, Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Dodgers. He ranks 22nd in baseball history in walks (1,456) and 23rd in doubles (565).
OTHER PHILS' NOTES
Bastardo agrees to contract: The Phillies and left-hander Antonio Bastardo have agreed to a $2 million, one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.
Bastardo was 3-2 with a 2.32 ERA and two saves in 48 relief appearances last year before he was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis drug case.
Bastardo had asked for $2.5 million in arbitration, while the Phillies offered $1,675,000. Outfielder Ben Revere is Philadelphia's only remaining arbitration player.
The 28-year-old Bastardo is 15-11 with a 3.65 ERA and 11 saves in 208 career games, including five starts.
Phils sign Gaudin: Right-hander Chad Gaudin has signed a minor-league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and will be invited to spring training.
Gaudin was 5-2 with a 3.06 ERA in 30 games last year for the San Francisco Giants. He made 12 starts and held hitters to a .227 batting average. The Phillies announced the move on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old Gaudin began last season with 18 relief appearances and posted a 2.05 ERA in those games before moving to the starting rotation in June. His season ended in mid-August when he was placed on the disabled list with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Gaudin is 45-44 with a 4.44 ERA in 344 games, including 87 starts, for Tampa, Toronto, Oakland A's, Chicago Cubs, San Diego, New York Yankees, Washington, Miami and the Giants.