Free agent infielder Yuniesky Betancourt has signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, a source tells Justin Bopp of MLB Daily Dish. The Phillies have also announced the signing.
Bopp reports that Betancourt's new contract with the Phillies includes an invitation to major league spring training. The veteran infielder has the opportunity to make $1.4 million if he breaks camp with the club.
Prior to signing with the Phillies, Betancourt was in talks with the Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays and several other clubs, but negotiations didn't get past conceptual stages, according to Bopp.
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