Will Yoder
Monday January 16th, 2012

The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a minor league contract with starting pitcher Joel Pineiro, according to ESPN.

Pineiro went just 7-7 last season with a 5.13 ERA for the Los Angeles Angels. The 33-year-old starter was much more effective in 2010 when he posted a 10-7 record with a 3.84 ERA for Los Angeles.

It is unknown what role Pineiro might play, as the Phillies rotation is already jam packed with the likes of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton and Vance Worley. If he makes the major league club, it will be the fifth team he has played for in his 12-year-career.

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