INF Fontenot, OF Thompson Get Minor-League Deals

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INF Fontenot, OF Thompson Get Minor-League Deals
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INF Mike Fontenot was signed, and OF Rich Thompson re-signed, to minor-league deals, according to Baseball America's Matt Eddy. Fontenot, 32, has played parts of seven seasons in the majors with the Cubs, Giants and Phillies, primarily as a utility infielder. He hit .289 in 47 games last season in Philadelphia, and also played 16 games for at Triple-A. He was a member of the Giants 2010 championship team. He was first drafted by the Rays in 1999 in the 21st round but didn't sign, went to LSU and was a first-round pick by Balimore two years later.

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