|Mar. 28 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-The Philadelphia Phillies have signed Venable to a minor league contract, a day after he was released by the Cleveland Indians.
Analysis: The 33-year-old Venable hit .244 with six home runs in 135 games with San Diego and Texas last season. Venable asked for his release from Cleveland after being told he wouldn't make the opening day roster.
|Feb. 26 9:03 AM PT10:03 AM MT11:03 AM CT12:03 PM ET12:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE11:03 AM CT-The Indians have agreed to a one-year minor league deal with the 33-year-old outfielder.
Analysis: Venable, a college teammate of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff at Princeton, was at Cleveland's player development complex on Friday, where he will undergo a physical and is expected to sign with the team. Over his eight-year major league career, Venable has posted a career .251 average with 81 home runs, 387 RBIs and 135 stolen bases.