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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

4/3/23 : Phillies sign two more to minor league contracts

The Phillies have signed free agent RHP Zach Haake to a minor league contract.  He’s a 6’7 hurler who was recently released by the Kansas City Royals, he was their 6th round draft selection in the 2018 draft from the University of Kentucky.  Haake appeared in 66 minor league games for the Royals organization, 46 as a starter.  He’s got a three pitch mix (FB - 93 to 97 mph), power slider (82-85 mph) and change up (86-88 mph).

In addition the Phillies have signed outfielder Ismael Perez (19 years old) who was released by the Minnesota Twins on 3/30/23.  Perez was signed by the Twins from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in January of 2021 - in his brief two year pro career he’s shown the ability to drive the ball (nine doubles, five triples and two home runs) in 81 games (DSL & FCL) over 234 AB’s.  Defensively he’s primarily played center field.

Both players will report to Carpenter Complex in Clearwater and begin their Phillies careers working with the Player Development Center staff.

From a fan’s view welcome to the Phillies!

Zach Haake

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