Rob Thomson Phillies manager
Phillies pitchers and catchers completed their first formal spring workout at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater on Thursday. 

The first full-squad workout is on Tuesday, with the Grapefruit League opener scheduled for next Saturday against Detroit. 

"There's three parts of the season that make me really nervous," Phillies manager Rob Thomson told reporters. "The first week of spring training, the first week of spring training games, and then the first week of the regular season because they are different levels of intensity. 

"Our message right now is to ease into this, get our normal work in, and stay in control without doing too much." 

In addition to the action on the diamond, the club announced Thursday it had reached a deal with reliever Seranthony Dominguez on a two-year contract extension with a club option for 2025. The deal is worth $2.5 million in 2023 and $4.25 million in 2024, with an $8 million club option for 2025. The club can also buy out the final year for $500,000, per sources. 

Dominguez, 28, made a career-high 54 appearances last season while posting a 3.00 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. He whiffed 61 hitters over 51 innings. He also was dominant in the postseason, allowing two earned runs over 10 2/3 innings while carrying a 0.75 WHIP. 

Roster Addition 
The Phillies signed Aramis Garcia to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The 30-year-old backstop played in a career-high 47 contests for the Reds last season, batting .213/.248/.259 with one homer in 115 plate appearances. 

Diamond Notes 
Andrew Painter told reporters Thursday that he's adding a cutter to his repertoire. The 19-year-old right-hander enters camp with an opportunity to secure the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation. He's the best prospect in the organization and one of the best pitching prospects in all of baseball ... Alec Bohm told John Clark of NBC Sports that he added five-to-ten pounds of muscle in the offseason. The 26-year-old slashed .280/.315/.398 last season with 13 homers over 152 games ... Reliever Gregory Soto is not in camp yet because of visa issues, so he's working out at the Phillies' facility in the Dominican Republic until he's permitted to travel to the United States.
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