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Minor Matters: Paul Phillips, Chin-Lung Hu, Fernando Martinez

While some teams continue to court the remaining premier free agents, such as a Prince Fielder or Edwin Jackson, others search for low-risk-high-reward players and former-prospects that never put it together. Let's take a look at the latest minor moves from today...

  • The Milwaukee Brewers signed catcher Paul Phillips to minor-league deal with invitation to spring training, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Phillips has spent thirteen seasons in the minors, and the soon to be 35-year-old catcher is hoping to make the team as a backup catcher.
  • The Cleveland Indians signed former shortstop prospect Chin-Lung Hu, reports Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus. Hu, 27, is a former top prospect of the Dodgers back in 2008. After being ranked in the top 100, Hu hit .295/.323/.385 and never put it together at the Triple-A level.
  • Speaking of former top prospects, a NL central team picked up Fernando Martinez, reports Enrique Rojas. Martinez took the minors by storm as a teenager, and was ranked as one of baseball's top prospects.