Phillips, designated for assignment Monday, grew up in Seminole, Florida, and was a Rays fan.
In 75 games with Tampa Bay this season, Phillips hit .147 with five homers and 14 RBIs. He also was 7-for-7 on stolen base attempts.
A strong defensive player, he struck out 85 times in 184 at-bats for Tampa Bay.
Phillips is best known for a game-winning hit in the 2020 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and his excited celebration that followed.