Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 11/30/11

The Phillies brought back a few familiar faces today as the signings of Tuffy Gosewich and Brian Sanches were announced.

Gosewich, 28, was an 11th round pick for the Phils in 2005. He has spent the last three years mostly in Reading with a cup of coffee in Lehigh Valley in 2009. Gosewich hit .247/.295/.404 for Reading last year with 13 HRs and should see time with Reading and Lehigh Valley in 2012.

Sanches, 33, originally reached the Majors in 2006 with the Phillies. After struggling in 2006 and 2007 with the Phils, Sanches had two good years in 2009 and 2010 with the Marlins. Sanches was outrighted from the Marlins in October after posting a 3.94 ERA and showed a significant increase in walks allowed in 2011.

Simultaneously, the Phillies annoucned they have signed Scott Elatron and Raul Valdes. Elarton, 35, last pitched in the Majors in 2008 with Cleveland. The former first round pick struggled in his last go-round in Triple-A in 2010 with Charolette posting a 8.24. Valdes, 33, posted a solid 3.00 ERA in 13 games with the Cardinals and Yankees in 2011 with 11.3 K/9 IP.

Additionally, the Phillies announced that these four players, in addition to Frandsen, Misch, Orr, and Podsednik have all signed minor league deals with invites to Spring Training

Credit: Tim Dierkes

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