The Phillies have signed Jeanmar Gomez to a minor league deal

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The Phillies have signed righty reliever Jeanmar Gomez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Gomez, 26, was DFA’d by the Pirates last fall. Picking him up on a minor league deal is a good move for the Phillies. He’s no world beater, of course, but he’s been pretty decent out of the pen for the Pirates the past couple of seasons, going 5-2 with a 3.28 ERA in 78 games, 70 as a reliever. He doesn’t strike out a lot of guys and maybe he’s not a guy you want in your pen heading into the postseason, but he could fill a slot on a rebuilding Phillies team.