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Homecoming for Schneider

The Phillies didn't have to look far for their back-up catcher -- just a couple counties to the north, actually. Former Northampton High star Brian Schneider has passed a physical and will soon sign a deal to play for his hometown team, sources confirmed to the Daily News earlier today.

Homecoming for Schneider

The Phillies signed free agent catcher Brian Schneider earlier today. (AP Photo)
The Phillies signed free agent catcher Brian Schneider earlier today. (AP Photo)

The Phillies didn't have to look far for their back-up catcher -- just a couple counties to the north, actually. Former Northampton High star Brian Schneider has passed a physical and will soon sign a deal to play for his hometown team, sources confirmed to the Daily News earlier today.

Schneider, 32, played full time for the Expos and Nationals from 2004-07, hitting .254 with a .325 on base percentage and .693 OPS, but spent last season in a part-time role for the Mets, hitting .218 with a .292 on base percentage and .627 OPS.
 

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