The 27-year-old right-hander spent most of 2006 with Double-A Altoona (Pirates) and became a six-year minor league free agent after the season. The signing was reported in Baseball America’s transaction update.
Jacobsen, a 6-3, 220-pound former 50th round pick, went 14-9 with a 3.21 ERA, 80/55 K/BB in 26 games, earning the club’s Co-pitcher of the Year honor. His 14 wins were good enough for second in the in Eastern League, and his 30 career wins are the most in Curve franchise history. He also made two starts for Triple-A Indianapolis last season, going 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA.
Jacobsen figures to anchor the Phillies Double-A staff, and is pitching this winter with Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League. In seven minor league seasons, he's 60-48 with a 3.25 ERA. [Baseball Cube]