Phillies sign outfielder Lough to Minors deal

Phillies sign outfielder Lough to Minors deal

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies added another outfielder to the Spring Training mix.

The Phils announced Monday afternoon they had signed David Lough to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Lough, 30, made 144 plate appearances last season with the Orioles, hitting .201 with a .555 OPS.

Lough has spent parts of four seasons in the big leagues, including his first two with the Royals in 2012-13. He has hit a combined .255 with a .672 OPS in those seasons.

Outfielders Odubel Herrera, Peter Bourjos, Aaron Altherr, Cody Asche and Tyler Goeddel enter Spring Training as favorites to make the Phillies' Opening Day roster.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.