The former fifth-round pick pitched with Double-A Jacksonville last season, going 8-5 with a 3.29 ERA. He became a free agent after spending seven years in the Dodgers' organization.
The 6-3, 210-pound Texan spent the winter in Venezuela, going 6-2 with a 2.74 ERA over 62 1-3 innings, then struggled in the round robin. In seven minor league seasons, he’s 55-55 with a 4.26 ERA and 572/160 K/BB ratio, almost entirely as a starter. Totten was suspended in May of 2005 for violating baseball's drug policy and missed 15 games. He finished that season 7-9 with a 7.29 ERA with Triple-A Las Vegas. Scouting reports say he’s a control pitcher; he's never walked more than 29 in a season. [Stats]
In other news, the Phillies re-signed outfielder Gary Harris, who saw time with Reading and Clearwater and is a former 2002 draft pick of Seattle. The team also released right-hander Matt Linder.