The Phillies have signed right-hander Shawn Camp to a new minor league contract, Baseball America’s Matt Eddy reports. Camp rejoins the organization after electing to become a free agent last week rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A. Camp is represented by Dave Meier.
Camp originally joined the Phils on a minor league deal in November and he posted a 5.40 ERA over 3 1/3 innings this season. Philadelphia is the fifth team that Camp, 38, has pitched for during his 11 years in the majors, and his career numbers include a 4.41 ERA, 6.1 K/9 and 2.29 K/BB over 592 1/3 relief innings. While Camp has struggled over the last two seasons, he could still provide value to a Phillies’ bullpen that has the fourth-worst bullpen ERA in the majors (4.42) and is in need of right-handed depth.