Phillies claim Schlitter, DFA Carpenter

15 Feb

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.


Phillies Ink Jason Grilli

27 Jan

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.

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Rotation Insurance?

12 Jan
John Maine P1020413The Phillies have had discussions about adding John Maine to their depth of starters, Maine’s agent, Rex Gary, confirmed to

Maine, 30, likely would have to accept a minor league deal.

BULLPEN: Romero, Durbin

6 Jan
JC Romero

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.

BULLPEN: Romero Returns

28 Dec

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.”

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Reyes Deal Falls; Blanton

17 Dec

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.”

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Another Former Cy Winner, Maybe?

15 Dec
Pedro Martínez

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

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.”