The Phillies have claimed outfielder Jake Cave off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles, President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski announced today.
Cave, who turns 30 on Sunday, played in 54 games for the Minnesota Twins in 2022, batting .213 with seven doubles, three triples, five home runs, 20 RBI, two steals and 17 runs scored. He made starts at all three outfield positions and had two defensive runs saved, a .989 fielding percentage and six outfield assists, which trailed only the New York Yankees’ Oswaldo Cabrera among outfielders with as many or fewer starts than his 43.
The Virginia native has played in parts of five major league seasons (2018-22), all with Minnesota, appearing in 335 games. He is a career .235 hitter with 43 doubles, 10 triples, 33 home runs and 118 RBI. Cave, who was claimed off waivers from Minnesota by Baltimore in October, was originally selected by the Yankees in the sixth round of the 2011 MLB Draft.
With the addition of Cave, the Phillies’ 40-man roster now stands at 38 players.