The Cleveland Guardians have added a depth piece to their roster.
Early on Wednesday morning, the team signed outfielder Roman Quinn to a minor league deal and gave him an invitation to spring training.
The 29-year-old broke into the big leagues in 2016 with the Philadelphia Phillies, appearing in 15 games during the regular season.
Quinn played with the Phillies until he was released last season.
Following his release, the outfielder was picked up by the Tampa Bay Rays.
On Twitter, Robert Murray of FanSided was the first to report the news and the full details of Quinn’s new contract with the reigning American League Central division champs.
Free-agent outfielder Roman Quinn in agreement on a minor-league contract with the Cleveland Guardians, according to a source familiar with the deal. Quinn, who spent last season with the Phillies and Rays, gets an invite to spring training.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) January 4, 2023
For his career, Quinn owns a .226 batting average and has a total of eight home runs.
The outfielder hit just .215 during the 2022 regular season, but improved upon his arrival in Tampa Bay after hitting .162 in Philadelphia.
Quinn posted a .262 average in 21 games and 42 at-bats with the Rays in 2022.
The 29-year-old will join a Guardians team with plenty of outfield depth in their system, including George Valera, Richie Palacios, Will Benson, Will Brennan, Myles Straw, Steven Kwan, Josh Naylor, and Oscar Gonzalez.
Quinn has never appeared in more than 50 games in a season at the big-league level, with 2018 being the year in which he saw the most MLB action.
He appeared in 23 games with the Phillies before the team ultimately cut ties with him.
Quinn was a second-round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft out of Port St. Joe High School in Florida.