Friday, November 28, 2008

Phils sign local pitcher

The Phillies have agreed to a contract with 32-year-old righthander Mike Koplove to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Koplove played his high school ball at Chestnut Hill Academy and his college ball at the University of Delaware.

He has appeared in only seven major league games since 2005, when he went 2-1 with a 5.07 ERA in 44 appearances for Arizona.

In 222 career appearances, he has pitched 254 2/3 innings, going 15-7 with a 3.82 ERA with 175 strikeouts, 103 walks, and an average of 1.312 walks/hits allowed per inning pitched.

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