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02/23/10 3:15 PM ET

Wilkerson signs Minor League deal

Veteran outfielder won't participate in big league camp

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies confirmed a report they have signed outfielder Brad Wilkerson to a Minor League contract.

Wilkerson will not participate in Major League camp.

Wilkerson played two games last season for Pawtucket, the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox. He last played in the Majors in 2008, when he hit a combined .220 with four home runs and 28 RBIs in 309 at-bats for the Mariners and the Blue Jays.

Wilkerson is a career .247 hitter with 122 homers and 399 RBIs in eight seasons for the Expos, Nationals, Rangers, Mariners and Blue Jays.

FOX Sports first reported the signing.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.