Esteban Quiroz, who made his MLB debut with the Chicago Cubs last season, is now a Phillie after the Cubs sold his contract to Philadelphia. The 31-year-old played seven seasons in the Mexican League before being acquired by the Red Sox who assigned him to Double-A Portland for the 2018 season and sent him to the Arizona Fall League that same year. He then went to the San Diego Padres organization where he played at Triple-A in 2019 and then joined the Tampa Bay Rays in 2021 before heading to the Cubs for last season.
Quiroz played 14 games with the Cubs last season, hitting 0-3-.275/.370/.275 in 47 plate appearances in the majors. Quiroz has played at second, third and short in the minors and started 10 games at second base with Chicago in ’22.
The Phillies added Quiroz as infield depth in the minors and could be assigned to either Triple-A Lehigh Valley or Double-A Reading for the 2023 season.