|Phillies acquire OF Chris Snelling from Rays for cash|
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|Tuesday, 20 November 2007 15:10|
Snelling hit a combined .246 with one home run and seven RBIs in 30 games with Washington and Oakland this year. He missed most of the season with a bruised left knee.
He is a .240 career hitter in the major leagues with six homers and 19 RBIs in 221 at-bats for Seattle, Washington and Oakland. Tampa Bay claimed him off waivers from the Athletics last month.
The 25-year-old Snelling has a .311 career average in the minors with 46 homers in 493 games.
``Chris has always had a great bat, but he has battled some injuries in the past,'' Philadelphia assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. ``We feel he will be healthy this coming year and adds a left-handed hitter and some depth to our outfield.''
The Phillies now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.