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Paul Phillips | Catcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (41) / 4/15/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 9 (0) / KC

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Blue Jays acquired C Paul Phillips from the Brewers for cash considerations.
Phillips is hitting .209 with a .271 OBP in 48 plate appearances this season at the Triple-A level. The 35-year-old hasn't played in a major league game since 2010 and is doubtful to change that this summer. Thu, May 24, 2012 02:31:00 PM

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Brewers reassigned C Paul Phillips to minor league camp.

Phillips missed a majority of the Cactus League schedule to due a strained oblique. The 34-year-old backstop owns a pedestrian .262/.298/.357 career batting line in the major leagues.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 03:25:00 PM

Paul Phillips will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a strained oblique.

Phillips was already an extreme longshot to break camp with the big club, and this injury essentially seals his fate. He'll likely be sidelined for a few weeks before beginning the season at Triple-A.
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 12:31:00 PM

Brewers signed C Paul Phillips to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invite to spring training. Phillips, who turns 35 in April, batted .237/.281/.305 with three homers, 24 RBI and a .586 OPS over 291 plate appearances with the Indians' Triple-A affiliate last season. He'll function as organizational depth in the minors.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 01:32:00 PM

Indians signed C Paul Phillips to a minor league contract.

The deal also includes an invitation to spring training. Phillips batted .217/.280/.217 in a limited look this past year for the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate. He'll be organizational depth for the Tribe.
Wed, Dec 8, 2010 02:35:00 PM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians are close to signing catcher Paul Phillips to a minor league contract.

He's expected to get an invite to spring training. Phillips, who turns 34 in April, spent most of this past season with Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Rockies' organization, but went 5-for-23 (.217) with one RBI during his time with the big club.
Tue, Dec 7, 2010 08:11:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of C Paul Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Phillips was 5-for-17 (.294) in six games with the Rockies during the first half of the season. The 33-year-old will give Rockies manager Jim Tracy another option behind the plate.
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 05:57:00 PM

Rockies designated C Paul Phillips for assignment.

He'll give way to Chris Iannetta on the 25-man roster. The 33-year-old backstop batted .294 (5-for-17) with one RBI and four runs scored in six games with the Rockies.
Tue, May 25, 2010 08:00:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of C Paul Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He'll take the place of the demoted Chris Iannetta on the 25-man roster. Phillips, 33, was batting .311/.396/.422 over his first 45 at-bats down in Triple-A. He'll function as the primary backup to Miguel Olivo, who is the biggest winner in his scenario.
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 06:22:00 PM

Rockies signed C Paul Phillips to a minor league contract.

Phillips, 32, hit .311/.396/.422 this season with a homer and nine RBI in 45 at-bats on the major league level. The new deal comes with a clause that will grant him $450,000 if he reaches the bigs again next year.
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 04:09:00 PM

Rockies recalled catcher Paul Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Rockies manager Jim Tracy took a liking to Phillips when he was up with the club in June. Perhaps that had something to do with the 32-year-old's .325/.391/.450 batting line. Still, he won't steal playing time from Chris Iannetta as Colorado chases the National League Wild Card crown.
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 08:58:00 AM

Paul Phillips has cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Phillips could have opted for free agency, but seems to think he has a better shot at the major league playing time in Colorado than he would elsewhere. In 12 games with the Rox this season, the catcher hit .325/.391/.450.
Tue, Jul 7, 2009 10:22:00 AM

Rockies designated catcher Paul Phillips for assignment.

Phillips deserved a better fate after hitting .325/.391/.450 and showing solid defense in 12 games. With Yorvit Torrealba's $2 million salary and recent family trauma, however, the team's hands were tied. Though the Rockies hope Phillips clears waivers, there are quite a few teams that could use the upgrade at backup catcher.
Wed, Jul 1, 2009 07:31:00 PM

Paul Phillips lead the way for the Rockies with four hits, three RBI, and a homer in a 7-2 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

All three other hits were singles for Phillips. The home run was the third of his career and first since 2006. Phillips will continue to start while Yorvit Torrealba is with his family and Chris Iannetta is on the disabled list.
Sun, Jun 7, 2009 05:17:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of catcher Paul Phillips from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Phillips gets the call over Sal Fasano after hitting .317/.333/.467 in 60 at-bats in Triple-A. He'll play behind Yorvit Torrealba.
Sun, May 24, 2009 01:40:00 PM

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