Phillies Reportedly Signing Infielder Mike Fontentot To Minor League Contract

The Philadelphia Phillies appeared to be the winner in veteran infielder Mike Fontenot's deliberations. Fontenot was trying to decide between offers from Philadelphia and the Atlanta Braves.

Fontenot has reportedly chosen the Phillies and will sign a minor league contract with the club (via Jim Bowden's Twitter). Philadelphia has a great need of a veteran infielder due to injuries. With Chase Utley out, the Phillies have been starting rookie Freddy Galvis at second base.

Fontenot was released by the Giants in late March. Last season for San Francisco, Fontenot hit .227 with 4 home runs and 21 RBI in 220 at-bats. His career average is a bit higher at .263 than what he showed in 85 games in 2011. While Fontenot has played second base, shortstop and third base, he has spent the majority of his career at second. His fielding percentage is also best at second base.

For more on the Phillies, be sure to check out The Good Phight and SB Nation Philly for all your news and updates.

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