Local media such as ‘The Athletic’ said on the 10th (Korean time) that Phillips has agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The contract size is 1.2 million dollars (approximately 1.5 billion won).
Phillips appeared in 354 games over six seasons in the major leagues, batting average of 0.188, on-base percentage of 0.273, and slugging percentage of 0.348. He has walked the path of a typical backup outfielder who can play all positions in the outfield.
The brightest moment in his career came in 2020 when he played in the World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays. In Game 4 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he hit a timely hit to end the ninth inning.
Last season, he played 83 games for both the Tampa Bay and Baltimore Orioles teams, batting average of 0.144, on-base percentage of 0.217, slugging average of 0.249, and recording 5 homers and 15 RBIs.
As a left-handed hitter, he is expected to add balance to the Angels’ outfield, which was dominated by Mickey Moniak.