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Phillies Claim Veteran Outfielder Off Waivers

Written by Tony Ghaul

The Philadelphia Phillies announced that they’ve claimed outfielder Jake Cave off of waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

Cave was originally a sixth-round pick of the New York Yankees in 2011, but was acquired by the Minnesota Twins in a trade in March of 2018. The 29 year-old Cave made his Major League Debut that same season, ultimately spending parts of five seasons with the team.

Between 2018 and 2022, Cave hit .235 with 33 home runs, 118 RBIs and a .708 OPS in 335 games for the Twins. The Orioles claimed Cave on waivers back in October. He was in their organization for less than two months before again being waived.

Cave has experience at all three outfield positions, which could make him an interesting candidate for the Phillies bench in 2023. With the addition of Cave, the Phillies now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.

Jake Cave. Photo courtsey of StarTribune

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