Report: Phillies Sign RP Shawn Camp To Minor League Deal
It's unlikely to be their last addition to the bullpen this offseason, but the Phillies have made their first, signing right-hander Shawn Camp to a minor-league deal, according to John Heyman of CBS Sports.
Camp, 38, was pretty poor last season for the Cubs, punching a 7.05 ERA in 26 appearances before being released in June. Camp got a minor league deal from the D'backs in July, but never made it to the bigs.
But it's a no-risk move for the owners of baseball's second worst bullpen ERA a year ago, and for a guy who punched an impressive 3.59 ERA in league-leading 80 appearances in 2012 and 3.56 ERA over 296 innings between 2009 and 2012, one worth taking.
Matt Hammond covers the Phillies for 97.3 ESPN-FM.
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