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Phillies Release SP Joel Pineiro

The Philadelphia Phillies have released starting pitcher Joe Pineiro, according to

The 33-year old Pineiro signed a minor league deal with the Phillies this past January which could have earned him $1.5 million on the MLB roster.

Through 24 games with the Los Angeles Angels in 2011, Pineiro went 7-7 with 5.13 ERA.