MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports that Ruben Amaro Jr. stated the Phillies have signed a "bottom of the rotation" starter and that might be it for the team as far as starting pitching. The deal is likely pending a physical.
They currently only have five starting pitchers on their 40-man roster and need to add another just to have insurance in case someone gets injured.
The word choice is poor. Very poor. There are so many different ways to sell this signing. Maybe "another starting pitcher" or "starting depth" or something! "Bottom of the rotation" is what we got. This offseason just keeps getting better and better.
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