Thursday, February 04, 2010

Phils sign P Villarreal

The Phillies have signed veteran right-hander Oscar Villarreal to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, according to
Villarreal missed the entire 2009 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last April.

Villarreal last pitched in the Majors for the Astros in '08, going 1-3 with a 5.02 ERA in 35 relief appearances, striking out 21 and walking 17 in 37.2 innings. His best season came with the Braves in '06, when he finished 9-1 with a 3.61 ERA in 58 games.

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