Phillies Release Joel Pineiro

The Phillies announced that they released right-hander Joel Pineiro. The Wasserman Media Group client signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in January and would have earned $1.5MM on the MLB roster.

Pineiro started 24 games for the Angels in 2011, posting a 5.13 ERA with 3.8 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 145 2/3 innings. There wasn't room for the 33-year-old on the Phillies' staff, however. As a veteran player who had a Major League deal in 2011, Pineiro would have obtained $100K if the Phillies had assigned him to the minor leagues.


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33 Comments on "Phillies Release Joel Pineiro"


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MNTwins12
3 years 3 months ago

Not really that much of a surprise.

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3 years 3 months ago

Seriously? How did he drop off so quickly?  Padres should check in with his agent. That’s who I originally thought would be a good match because of Petco and rebuilding his value.

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Sampsonite168
3 years 3 months ago

He’s been a scrub for most of his career. Dave Duncan was only briefly able to turn him into a serviceable pitcher. He’s just reverting back to his usual self.

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3 years 3 months ago

 His 08 season (as a Cardinal) was very similar to last year. He was solid in 2010 with LAA. He hasn’t pitched that bad in Spring either, from what I understand.

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ellisburks
3 years 3 months ago

He had 2 1/2 well above average years in Seattle too. Granted those were 10 years ago, but still he wasn’t a scrub for all of his career. :)

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3 years 3 months ago

St. Louis bound – again? 

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stl_cards16
3 years 3 months ago

Maybe Memphis bound……..

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 3 months ago

I have a strange feeling about him ending up back in Boston.

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Steven
3 years 3 months ago

Maybe a cheaper serviceable option if roy does not work out 

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3 years 3 months ago

Someone will pick him up, no doubt about it.

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nm344
3 years 3 months ago

He didn’t pitch poorly, should catch on somewhere.