PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — 56-year-old former Oakland Athletic Tony Phillips, who played in the 1989 Battle of the Bay World Series, is coming back to professional baseball with a contract to play for the Pittsburg Diamonds.

The team announced Phillips’ contract over the weekend, the Contra Costa Times reported.

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Phillips played briefly for two independent teams, and hopes the deal will help propel him into a contract with a team in the Dominican Republic.

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Phillips spent most of his career with the A’s, where he played his last big league game in 1999.

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By Gregg Rosenblum – Follow him on Twitter