Phillies Reportedly Sign Versatile Camargo, Designate Medina
The Philadelphia Phillies snuck one last move in before Major League Baseball locked out its players.
Camargo has been a National League East foe since his rookie season of 2017 and has played all over the diamond. He has appeared in games at third base (186), shortstop (69), second base (38), left field (12), right field (5) and first base (2).
In 2018, Camargo was the starting third basemen for the Atlanta Braves and put together a nice season, batting .222 with 19 home runs and 73 runs batted in. His OPS of .806 was impressive. But Camargo never did replicate those numbers since.
Camargo spent most of the 2021 with the triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett, where he batted .326 with 24 doubles, four triples, 19 home runs, 67 RBI, 47 walks, 70 runs, a .401 on-base percentage, .557 slugging percentage and .958 OPS in 104 games.
He was just 2 for 18 in limited action for the Braves in 2021.
The Braves non-tendered Camargo.
Camargo's biggest strength is that he can play many positions. With the Phillies potentially using the designated hitter spot to rest various players, they could use Camargo defensively around the diamond.
Shortly after Dierkes reported the move, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported that in a corresponding move the Phillies designated for assignment the contract of Adonis Medina. Once the top organizational pitching prospect, Medina's stock fell dramatically the last couple seasons. The 24-year-old right-hander made four appearances (one start) with the Phillies last season.