The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed terms with relief pitcher Gary Majewski, signing him to a minor league contract. Majewski, who will be 29 this coming season, divided last season between the Cinncinati Reds and the AAA Louisville Bats. He posted an ineffective 6.53 ERA in 37 appearances for the Reds last season forcing them to send him down to their AAA Affiliate the Louisville Bats. (yeah, I know) With the Bats he posted a .347 ERA. He gave the Philies some trouble when he was with the Expos/ Nationals but then went under the knife for arm surgery and hasn’t been the same since.
Weitzel at Beerleaguer wrote, “He’ll only turn 29 next season and will be two years removed from arm surgery, so there’s cause for optimism and little reason to scoff at a minor league flier on a battle-tested reliever. The days when the Phillies sold themselves short on decent bullpen depth appear to be over. Majewski, along with fellow minor-league signing Mike Koplove, will have opportunities if they can step up and impress Charlie Manuel in spring training.”