Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Phillies reportedly add Joel Pineiro

The Philles have agreed to a minor league contract with righthander Joel Pineiro, according to a report.

Phillies reportedly add Joel Pineiro

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The Phillies have reportedly signed pitcher Joel Pineiro to a minor league deal. (AP file hoto)
The Phillies have reportedly signed pitcher Joel Pineiro to a minor league deal. (AP file hoto)

The Philles have agreed to a minor league contract with righthander Joel Pineiro, according to a report.

The contract includes an invitation to big-league spring training, ESPN.com reported.

Pineiro, 33, went 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA last season in 27 games, including 24 starts, with the Angels. He spent part of the season on the disabled list with shoulder tightness.

He signed a 2-year, $16 million contract with the Angels before the 2010 season. He has previously pitched for Seattle, Boston and St. Louis.

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Pineiro made his major league debut with the Mariners in Pat Gillick’s first season with the club as general manager.

His career record is 104-93, with a 4.42 ERA.

Pineiro does have some experience in the bullpen, but the Phillies presumably would be looking for depth behind their starting rotation.



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