The Phillies re-signed catcher Brian Schneider to a one-year, $800,000 contract on Thursday.
Schneider can earn as much as $1 million with an additional $200,000 in incentives tied to games played. It's a pay cut for Schneider, who earned $1.5 million in 2011.
The Northampton native made 36 starts for the Phillies last season and the team went 28-8 (.777), including 27-3 (.900) in his first 30 starts. From May 7 through September 6, the Phillies went 19-0 in Schneider’s starts. At the plate, Schneider batted .176 with two home runs and nine RBI in 41 games.
With Schneider behind the plate in 2011, Phillies pitchers posted a 2.85 ERA and he threw out 13% (3-23) of potential basestealers. He ranks seventh among active catchers in most runners thrown out (194), trailing Ivan Rodriguez (563), Jason Kendall (392), Jorge Posada (324), Ramon Hernandez (258), Jason Varitek (251) and Henry Blanco (237).