Phillies make Pineiro signing official

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The Phillies officially announced the signing of Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

The Phillies officially announced the signing of righthander Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Piñeiro, 33, went 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA in 27 games (24 starts) for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last year. In 20 of those starts, he was 7-4 with a 3.84 ERA.

Piñeiro tied for the ninth-most ground-ball double-plays (23) among American League starting pitchers.

In 335 career major league games (263 starts), Piñeiro has gone 104-93 with a 4.41 ERA and 15 complete games for the Seattle Mariners (2000-06), Boston Red Sox (2007), St. Louis Cardinals (2007-09) and the Angels (2010-11).

Piñeiro is the 16th non-roster invitee to major league spring training for the Phillies, the team said.



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