The Phillies have signed infielder Josh Harrison to a one-year contract, President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski announced today.
The 35-year-old played 119 games for the Chicago White Sox last season, batting .256 with 19 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 50 runs scored. Defensively, he appeared in games at second base (90), third base (23), shortstop (2) and left field (2).
A two-time All-Star, Harrison is a career .272 hitter with 215 doubles, 32 triples, 71 home runs, 378 RBI, 91 steals and 492 runs scored in 1,168 games. Among 67 active players with at least 4,000 career plate appearances, his 642 strikeouts are the sixth-fewest. He has appeared defensively at every position on the field during his career except catcher, including 635 games at second base, 322 at third base and 140 in the outfield between all three positions.
Harrison, a 12-year veteran, spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2011-18), followed by stints with the Detroit Tigers (2019), Washington Nationals (2020-21), Oakland Athletics (2021) and White Sox. He was originally selected by the Chicago Cubs in the sixth round of the 2008 MLB Draft.
To make room for Harrison on the club’s 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Sam Coonrod has been designated for assignment.