Garcia gets spring training invite from Phillies

Updated: January 26, 2007, 3:10 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Outfielder Karim Garcia agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and was invited Friday to spring training.

The 31-year-old played with Orix of Japan's Pacific League the last two seasons. He last played in the majors in 2004, splitting the season between the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles. He hit .229 with 10 home runs and 33 RBIs in 85 games.

Garcia is a career .241 hitter with seven teams. He was 4-for-14 in the 2003 World Series with the New York Yankees.

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