Phils sign lefty reliever Steve Kline

Last week, the Phillies declared that they were not interested in reliever Steve Kline (at this time). Well, the time has come. The Phillies signed the veteran left-hander, who posted a 4.70 ERA in 68 games last year with the Giants but was released at the end of spring training, to a minor league deal. He will report to Class A Clearwater, remain there for a week and then begin pitching at Triple-A Allentown.


Rollins was scratched from the line-up for the second straight night. He took some batting practice, but is playing it safe. No word on whether he'll be back in time for this weekend's series against the Cubs, but it sounds like this is going to be a day-to-day thing.