Phillies sign Jack Cust to minor league deal

The Philadelphia Phillies signed outfielder Jack Cust to a minor league contract on Friday.

Cust, who will report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, was released by the Seattle Mariners on August 4 after batting .213 with three home runs and 23 RBI in 67 games this season.

The 32-year-old has been primarily a designated hitter in the major leagues.

For his career, Cust has hit .242 with 105 home runs and 323 RBI in 670 games with Arizona, Colorado, Baltimore, San Diego, Oakland and the Mariners.