Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Phils acquire infielder Featherston from Angels

phils logoOn Wednesday, the Phillies acquired infielder Taylor Featherston from the Angels for a player to be named later or cash.

The six-foot-one 185-pounder did not perform well as a big league rookie last season, posting a .162/.212/.247 slash line in 101 games. Featherston, 26, had done considerably better since turning pro, notching a .274/.343/.453 in four minor league seasons.

He has primarily been a shortstop and second baseman during his professional career, but has also played third base.

Featherston was recently designated for assignment by the Angels. He was a 5th round draft selection out of Texas Christian in 2011.

This off-season, Featherston played with Licey in the Dominican Winter League, where he tallied a .216 average five RBI in 10 games.

This addition will add depth for the Triple-A level. Expect Featherston to get some playing time in big league camp this spring.

In recent days the Phillies also re-signed infielder Tyler Henson, who has been a member for the Triple-A IronPigs roster in each of the past three seasons. He posted a .249/.293/.351 slash line in 101 games in the International League last season and was active this off-season in the Venezuelan Winter League.

The 28-year-old has mainly been a second baseman recently, but has manned third base more often as a pro and has played a considerable amount of outfield as well.

You can check out a video feature on Henson from Phillies Nation TV by clicking this link.
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