Phillies Sign Brandon Duckworth

The Phillies have signed righty Brandon Duckworth to a minor league contract, reports Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The deal does not include an invitation to Spring Training, which means the soon to be 34-year-old would likely just provide depth at the Triple-A level.

Duckworth has spent the last three seasons in the Royals' organization, mostly in Triple-A. He last appeared in the majors in 2008, and owns a 5.28 ERA in 511 innings pitched. During the last three years in the minors, Duckworth has posted a 4.98 ERA. Philadelphia originally signed him as an undrafted free agent back in 1997, and he spent six years in their system before moving on to Houston as part of the Billy Wagner trade.

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  1. Roll Fizzlebeef 6 years ago

    Quack quack quack, Mister Duckworth.

  2. drdanbern 6 years ago

    Who wants to bet that the Duck Man starts at least 1 game for the Phillies this coming year?

    • mattinglyfan 6 years ago

      Definitely, Duckworth always seems to find his way to the major leagues at least once a year. He is the definition of “roster depth.”

  3. the only way Duckworth makes an appearance is if Blanton Happ Bastasto Kenderick Carpenter Savery Moyer Lopez and any other bum minor league free agent out there gets hurt and if that happens the phillies are in more trouble than duckworht starting

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  4. Ahhh, the Duckworth comes home to roost.

  5. Alldaybaseball 6 years ago

    No upside. Guess cool for the minors?

  6. jfarr16 6 years ago

    he will be up sometime in may or june. so stoked about his reunion for the phillies because i actually have his autograph from spring training one year.

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