MLB Free Agency 2012: Joel Pineiro Signs Minor-League Deal With Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed signed right-handed pitcher Joel Pineiro to a minor-league deal (via CSN Philly). The 12-year veteran pitcher has also been invited to Phillies camp.

Pineiro pitched for the Los Angeles Angels last season. He was 7-7 with an ERA of 5.13 with 62 strikeouts in 145.2 innings pitched. In his MLB career, Pineiro is 104-93 with a 4.41 ERA and 1,058 strikeouts. While Pineiro's best seasons were arguably 2002 and 2003 when he went 14-7 and 16-11, he recorded 15 wins as late as 2009.

Pineiro will join the following veteran pitchers in Phillies training camp who do not have a pro contract: Dave Bush, Scott Elarton, Pat Misch, David Purcey, Brian Sanches and Raul Valdes.

Follow our comprehensive Phillies Rumors and MLB Free Agency StoryStream for the latest news and rumors during the MLB Hot Stove season. For more fan perspective, visit our Phillies blog, The Good Phight and SB Nation's Philadelphia Phillies team page.

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