Jason Phillips. Some used to call him “Goggles”. He was a sweetheart of a guy. He was a catcher for the New York Mets from 2001-2004.
His only great offensive years came in 2002 and 2003 where he batted .368 and .298. It was all downhill from there.
Well it is being reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer the Seattle Mariners have signed Phillips to a minor league deal and got an invite to Spring Training.
They are reporting he will be replacing the injured Luis Oliveros. He is scheduled for surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.
Phillips last played for the Atlanta Braves Triple-A team last year hitting .273.