Source: Durbin could return to Phillies on minor-league deal

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Chad Durbin could be coming back to the Phillies after all. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

CLEARWATER, Fla. — As Grapefruit League games are just days away from beginning, former Phillie Chad Durbin is still without a job. While the Phillies pulled their offer of a major-league deal to Durbin weeks ago, the door is still not closed on a possible return for Durbin, a baseball source said Tuesday.

His agent, Dan Horwits, remains engaged with two teams on a possible major-league deal but no offers have been made, the source said. If nothing moves on that front, Durbin could come to Phillies camp on a minor-league contract.

The source said Durbin hopes to have his destination picked in the next 48 hours because most camps have been open for nearly two weeks now.

If Durbin's hand is forced because there are no major-league offers on the table, the source said his preference would be to come to the Phillies and compete for a job as a non-roster player.

Read more in Wednesday's Inquirer.


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