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Baseball Updates: Bako, Cairo, Romero, First Place-o

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Phillies are back in action tonight. That means you can expect a game preview later today, as well as the regular game thread later. For now, here are a couple quick notes about the team from yesterday.

The Phillies signed veteran catcher Paul Bako to a minor league deal. I'm not sure why the team would sign a 36-year-old catcher, although, as Beerleaguer points out, he did get off to a good start last year with the Cincinnati Reds. Bako will head to Clearwater for extended spring training.

The move adds depth to the catcher position in the system, so I would not expect Bako to be making a push for Chris Coste's job off the bench. If Bako performs well in the minors, though, perhaps he could be used in a trade...

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