Andy Tracy and Mike Cervenak, minor league free agents who spent time on the Phillies bench last season, will return to the club in 2009, according to Baseball America. [Link]
Cervenak, a right-handed corner infielder, went 2-for-13 in three stints with the Phils, the first Major League action of his career. The 32-year-old hit .311/.336/.452 with 10 homers for Lehigh Valley. Tracy, a left-handed corner infielder who turns 35 soon, went 0-for-2 for the Phils before suffering a broken hand on Sept. 10. A veteran of 13 minor league season and parts of four Major League seasons, he hit .288/.382/.521 with 22 homers for Triple-A Lehigh Valley last season. In addition, catcher John Suomi, 28, who split time between Reading and Lehigh Valley, will also return to the club.