Phillies sign Kevin Slowey, Sean O’Sullivan, and Chris McGuiness


The Phillies announced this afternoon they agreed to minor league contracts with right-handers Kevin Slowey and Sean O’Sullivan and first baseman Chris McGuiness. All three players received invites to major league spring training.

Slowey posted a 5.30 ERA and 24/9 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings over two starts and 15 relief appearances with the Marlins this past season before being released in June. The 30-year-old could compete for a long relief or swingman role in the spring.

O’Sullivan is back after spending the 2014 season with the Phillies. The 27-year-old made three appearances with the big club and posted a 4.30 ERA over 25 starts in Triple-A. He owns a 5.91 ERA over 39 starts and 14 relief appearances in the majors.

McGuiness appeared in 10 games with the Rangers in 2013, but he spent this past season with the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate while batting .264/.358/.412 with nine home runs and 54 RBI over 126 games. He turns 27 in April.