Posted January 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
Looking to fortify their bullpen, the Philadelphia Phillies turned to a familiar face. A person familiar with the deals says the Phillies have agreed with veteran reliever Chad Durbin on a one-year contract. Durbin returns to Philadelphia where he played a key role in the bullpen on the 2008 World Series championship team. The deal reached on Monday is pending a physical, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team didn't make an official announcement. Durbin was 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA in a career-high 76 games for Atlanta last season. The righty was 5-4 with a career-best 2.87 ERA in 71 appearances with the Phillies in `08. He left Philadelphia after the 2010 season and posted a 5.53 ERA in Cleveland in 2011 before returning to the NL with the Braves. The 34-year-old Durbin is 42-47 with a 4.95 ERA in 440 games over 13 seasons with six teams. Durbin is expected to pitch in middle relief. The Phillies signed Mike Adams to fill the setup role i...
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