Brian Schlitter was drafted by the Phillies in 2007, traded to the Cubs in 2008 for Scott Eyre, and now has returned. The Phillies claimed the right-hander off waivers from the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
Matt Gelb: Schlitter pitched in seven major-league games for the Cubs in 2010 and had a 12.38 ERA. The Yankees picked him up off waivers in January and released him earlier this week. In 37 triple-A games, Schlitter had a 3.15 ERA.
Andrew Carpenter has been designated for assignment to make room for Schittler.
According to Matt Provence, Director of Media Relations & Broadcasting for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies have signed Jason Grilli to a minor-league deal.
The Phillies have officially re-signed lefty J.C. Romero to a one-year, $1.35 million deal, according to club. According to Randy J. Miller, the Phils still want to re-sign FA reliever Chad Durbin to a multi-year deal for low dollars in 2011.
Lefty J.C. Romero has resigned with the Philadelphia Phillies, shortly after the Dennys Reyes contract became void. Romero will get $1.35M in base salary, plus $150,000 if he spends 25 or fewer days on DL, plus $250,000 if he pitches in “65-70 games.”
Dennys Reyes agreed Dec. 8 to a $1.1 million contract with the Phillies, but it was announced today that the deal has fallen through. “We hit a snag,” said Oscar Suarez, who is Reyes’ agent. “So we just decided to push back.”
As Cliff Lee has officially signed, Ruben Amaro has considered another former-Cy winner to make a second-tour with the Phillies, Pedro Martinez, according to NYDailyNews.com.
Pedro Martinez: “(Pitching) runs through my veins. When I saw Lee pitching this World Series and I had a chance to go to Texas for the remainder of the season, it really ticked me, but I was able to control it.”
“I’m realizing what it is to be a normal person.”