Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/30/11
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed three pitchers to minor-league contracts, including one-time 17-game winner Scott Elarton.The 35-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2008, when he went 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA in 15 games with the Cleveland Indians.Elarton went 17-7 for the Houston Astros in 2000 but has been mostly ineffective since. He missed all of last season, and threw just 19 2/3 innings for the Chicago White Sox's Triple-A affiliate in 2010.The Phillies also inked lefthander Raul Valdes and righty Brian Sanches to minor-league contracts. All three deals come with invitations to spring training.
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