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"


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abes_seed
1 year 6 months ago

Jerome Williams?

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Ley_Z
1 year 6 months ago

God I hope so

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phillies1102
1 year 6 months ago

God I hope you’re kidding

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ColoredPaper
1 year 6 months ago

But really, it’s probably Mulder.

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Edouble86
1 year 6 months ago

Hammel?

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123Redsox
1 year 6 months ago

he isnt a back of the rotation type

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NewYorkMammoths
1 year 6 months ago

Fingers crossed for Big Pelf!

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Marky Mark
1 year 6 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

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Lord of the Fries
1 year 6 months ago

He has 7.63 career ERA at Citizens Bank Park.

I second that.

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Slappy McGee
1 year 6 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.

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1 year 6 months ago

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

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mwagner26
1 year 6 months ago

I see what you did there.

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acerulli1
1 year 6 months ago

Adam Eaton, COME ON DOWN!

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