The Phillies have re-signed a pair of organizational good soldiers: outfielder Rich Thompson, who spent the last three seasons with the Triple-A IronPigs, and outfielder Mike Spidale, who has been with the organization since 2006 and has been a stalwart of Double-A Reading for many seasons. Thompson, 32, hit .276/.354/.408 in 124 games with Lehigh Valley, taking the field as their starting center fielder. It's probable that Thompson, who has similar numbers this winter in the Dominican, will earn an invite to Spring Training. Spidale, 29, hit .326/.375/.401 in 533 plate appearances with Reading. Since 2008, he's taken Route 222 (or I-78 depending on your preference) steadily between Reading and Allentown. The signings were reported by Baseball America.
Additional minor moves: Some former Phillies have new homes, including Greg Golson (Royals), Ryan Edell (Orioles), Cory Sullivan (Dodgers) and Jason Michaels (Nationals).