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.
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