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Phillies sign Neumann-Goretti grad Josh Ockimey to minor league deal


Josh Ockimey played for the Worcester Red Sox in 2021. (Cheryl Pursell)

The Phillies have signed former Red Sox first base prospect Josh Ockimey to a minor-league deal, according to Ockimey himself on Twitter.

Ockimey, 26, was born in Philadelphia and was drafted in the fifth round by the Red Sox in 2014 out of Neumann-Goretti Catholic High School. He spent all of 2021 in Triple A with the WooSox, where he slashed .225/.338/.416 with 15 home runs and 45 RBIs.

Ockimey is a left-handed bat with pop. The first baseman hit a combined 40 home runs and drew 144 walks in Triple A since 2019.

As Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer noted, Ockimey could serve as first-base depth behind Rhys Hoskins. Ockimey and Hoskins were both drafted in the same round, with Hoskins going 22 spots ahead of Ockimey.

Ockimey grew up a Phillies fan. According to Mass Live, Ockimey was invited to work as an instructor at a local baseball camp Cole Hamels hosted in 2019.

The Phillies recently signed Ockimey’s 2021 WooSox teammate Yairo Muñoz to a minor-league contract.

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