5 Years after his California League debut, he could be back in the league

I’m getting excited about the start of Cal League in less than three weeks.

And for those of you who have a hard time keeping track of rapidly changing lineups from year to year, there  could be a familiar face back in the league yet again, with the Quakes.

Here are some clues:

  • He first appeared in the Cal League in 2008
  • He appeared in 281 Cal League games with the Quakes and 66ers over the course of 3 seasons.
  • He missed the entire 2010 season due to a shoulder injury
  • He has a brother in the big leagues. Make your guess, because the answer is next…
  • If you guessed P.J. Phillips, you are correct. According to staff writer J.P. Hoornstra, the 26-year-old Phillips, who started his career as a middle infielder before moving to the outfield, is in camp with the Dodgers. He could be headed back to the Cal League with the Quakes. After missing all of 2010 with the shoulder injury, he appeared in 25 games, all as a DH with the Sixers in 2011. He played 72 games for the Reds’ Double-A and Triple-A teams last season, batting a combined .194.