The Philadelphia Phillies could be seeking some last-minute infield help before the 2012 season starts in free agent Mike Fontenot (via Jon Morosi's Twitter). The Giants released Fontenot on March 30.
Philadelphia will be missing Chase Utley indefinitely as the second baseman rehabs his injured knees in Arizona. Fontenot has played several positions during his big league career, but his spent most of his time at second base.
In 85 games for San Francisco last season, Fontenot hit .227 with 4 home runs and 21 RBI in 220 at-bats. The left-handed hitting veteran bats .263 for his MLB career (Cubs, Giants) with an on-base percentage of .332 and a slugging percentage of .406. Out of second base, third base and shortstop, Fontenot's fielding percentage is best at second base (.981).
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