The Phillies have signed veteran reliever Blake Parker, who was designated for assignment last week by Minnesota after he began the season as the team’s closer.
The right-hander had a 4.21 ERA in 37 appearances this season with the Twins. Parker, 34, had 34 strikeouts and 16 walks in 36⅓ innings. The Phillies added him to the 40-man roster by designating Mitch Walding for assignment and then optioned Edgar Garcia to triple A to clear room on the 25-man roster.
Parker joins Mike Morin as the second right-handed reliever the team has signed in the last 10 days after they were designated for assignment.