Former St. Thomas More and LSU star Mikie Mahtook has a new professional home, the third of his career.

A Lafayette native, Mahtook signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies recently.

In 98 games for Toledo last season, the AAA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, Mahtook hit .260, to go along with 21 home runs and 56 runs batted in.

In addition, Mahtook compiled an on-base percentage of .357, and a slugging percentage of .492, while also stealing 14 bases.

The 29-year old Mahtook began the season on the Tigers' roster, before being optioned to Toledo in early April.

In parts of five MLB seasons, with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tigers, Mahtook is hitting .235, to go along with 33 homers and 97 RBI's.

We wish Mahtook a quick return to MLB.