The Phillies added some pitching depth on Thursday, signing right-hander Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million deal, which includes performance bonuses.
The deal comes as a low risk, high reward signing for the club. Billingsley, 30, has compiled an 81-61 record with a 3.65 ERA in his big league career, but did not appear in a Major League game in 2014 and pitched just 12 big league innings in 2013.
The Phillies on Monday announced the signing of veteran right-hander Aaron Harang to a one-year, $5 million contract that also includes performance and awards bonuses.
Harang, 36, will help to fill the Phillies rotation in 2015, as the club finally appears to be looking toward the future.
While signing a 36-year-old pitcher may not seem like the club looking toward the future, it is. The Phillies will need someone to eat some innings in 2015 while their young pitchers continue to develop in the farm system, and Harang can do just that.
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