Phillies re-sign C Brian Schneider

The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed backup catcher Brian

Schneider to a one-year contract, worth $800,000.

Schneider, who can earn an additional $200,000 in performance

bonuses, batted .176 with two homers and nine RBIs in 41 games. The

Phillies were 28-8 in games he started, including a 19-game winning

streak from May 7 to Sept. 6.

The 34-year-old Schneider has spent the past two seasons backing

up Carlos Ruiz. He’s a career .247 hitter with 65 homers and 380

RBIs in 12 seasons with Montreal, Washington, the New York Mets and

Phillies.