Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a
minor league contract with pitcher Carlos Zambrano.
The right-hander went 7-10 with a 4.49 ERA in 35 games (20 starts) with the
Marlins last season.
The 31-year-old Venezuelan was with the Cubs from 2001-2011, going 125-81 with
a 3.60 ERA and 1,542 strikeouts over 319 games (282 starts). His rocky tenure
with Chicago ended when he was traded to the Marlins for pitcher Chris Volstad
on Jan. 5, 2012.
A three-time All-Star, Zambrano is a career .238 hitter with 24 home runs, 26
doubles and 71 RBI.
The Phillies are looking for rotation help due to injuries to Roy Halladay and
John Lannan. Halladay (shoulder surgery) could miss the rest of the season and
Lannan (quad) has been on the DL since April.
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