Phillies Have Agreement With Unnamed Starter

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters, including Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, that he has an agreement in place with a free agent starting pitcher (Twitter link). Though he didn't specify the name of the pitcher, as the deal is pending a physical, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb reported that it was a back-of-the-rotation type of arm (on Twitter).

Gelb notes on Twitter that the Phillies have had interest in Jerome Williams, who would fit Amaro's description, though it's not certain that he's the starting pitcher in question. Whoever the "mystery player" is will fall in line behind Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels and Kyle Kendrick, with Cuban signee Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez serving as a rotation option for manager Ryne Sandberg as well.

This post was originally published at 8:55am.


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30 Comments on "Phillies Have Agreement With Unnamed Starter"


abes_seed
1 year 7 months ago

Jerome Williams?

Ley_Z
1 year 7 months ago

God I hope so

phillies1102
1 year 7 months ago

God I hope you’re kidding

ColoredPaper
1 year 7 months ago

But really, it’s probably Mulder.

Edouble86
1 year 7 months ago

Hammel?

123Redsox
1 year 7 months ago

he isnt a back of the rotation type

NewYorkMammoths
1 year 7 months ago

Fingers crossed for Big Pelf!

Marky Mark
1 year 7 months ago

would love to light him up a couple times a year, we deserve it having to put up with him for a couple years

Lord of the Fries
1 year 7 months ago

He has 7.63 career ERA at Citizens Bank Park.

I second that.

Slappy McGee
1 year 7 months ago

Pelfrey was run of the mill at his best. He was scary bad last year even pitching at Target Field. I hope the Phils sign him, just because it would mean the Twins don’t.

1 year 7 months ago

I’m excited to see Jamie Moyer back in Philly on a 2 year deal.

mwagner26
1 year 7 months ago

I see what you did there.

acerulli1
1 year 7 months ago

Adam Eaton, COME ON DOWN!

You’re the next recipient of 3 years, $25MM from Ruben Amaro!

Jordan Zutski
1 year 7 months ago

Wouldnt mid Hammel or Jerome WIlliams, wish it was Arroyo but i know thats not happening

Expos '94 World Champs
1 year 7 months ago

With Ohka and Mulder trying to come back, the Phillies have agreed with Jeff Fassero.

Robert Mango
1 year 7 months ago

Joba Chamberlain?!?!?!

123Redsox
1 year 7 months ago

hes a reliever

John Donovan
1 year 7 months ago

Is Amaro keeping him secret just to avoid being heckled over his choice of #5 starter?

Arndt Miles
1 year 7 months ago

safeco joe

$19914389
1 year 7 months ago

Welcome back, Roy O.

Lord of the Fries
1 year 7 months ago

They signed somebody as a consolation prize for missing out on the Tomo Ohka sweepstakes.

Phillyfan425
1 year 7 months ago

Fausto Carmona…I mean, Roberto Hernandez sounds like the guy.

Expos '94 World Champs
1 year 7 months ago

Winner

scottandwtb
1 year 7 months ago

Paul Maholm. 7 years, $119 million from RAJ.

Mike
1 year 7 months ago

It’s Roberto Hernandez.

123Redsox
1 year 7 months ago

im sure its roberto hernandez aka fausto carmona

GoForThree
1 year 7 months ago

He’s about as back end of the rotation as it gets.

Doug Heffernan
1 year 7 months ago

It’s faustino carmona (Roberto Hernandez)

JR
1 year 7 months ago

Back end of the rotation should be covered by a cost-controlled first or second year player, you should not have to sign someone to be at the back end of the rotation, this is exactly how you waste payroll…

newphillyphan
1 year 7 months ago

This just shows how bankrupt Phillies farm system is.