Phillies top five utility men over the last past 40 years

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Greg Dobbs #19 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Phillies 3-2 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Greg Dobbs #19 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Phillies 3-2 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /
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ATLANTA – MAY 31: Pitcher Kyle Kendrick #38 of the Philadelphia Phillies wears his Memorial Day baseball cap in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA – MAY 31: Pitcher Kyle Kendrick #38 of the Philadelphia Phillies wears his Memorial Day baseball cap in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

4: Tomas Perez (2000 – 2005)

Perez spent his first four major-league seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays. He didn’t appear in the big leagues in 1999 but started a six-year run with the Phillies in 2000.

A solid overall contributor off the bench, Perez played all infield positions with the exception of catcher and also spent some time in right field.  He held his own defensively, posting a career fielding percentage of .976.  Perez hit a career-high .304 with a .784 OPS in 135 at-bats in 2001.

Perez’s playing time increased over the next two seasons, playing in 92 games in 2002 and a career-high 125 games in 2003. Perez even appeared on the mound once in 2002, recording the final out of a game without allowing a hit. Perez had 279 hits, 65 doubles, and 20 home runs in 504 games as a Phillie.

Following his time in Philadelphia, Perez played for the Rays in 2006 and eight games with the Astros in 2008 before retiring.