Saturday, Miami signed ex-Phillies reliever Chad Qualls to a minor league deal and gave him an invite to spring training, the Miami Herald reports.
Qualls, 34, never produced in half a season with the Phils last year. He blew five games and saved none in 35 appearances, finished with a 1-1 record and 4.60 ERA and allowed an atrocious seven long balls in just 31.1 innings.
The Yankees surprisingly acquired him on July 1, but he didn’t last long in the Bronx after allowing five runs and a 1.8 WHIP in just 7.1 innings. On July 31, he was shipped to Pittsburgh for Casey McGehee and he got even worse. His numbers with the Bucs: 10 earned runs (6.59 ERA), a 1.2 WHIP and just six strikeouts in 13.2 innings.
Qualls hasn’t had a decent campaign since saving 24 games for Arizona in 2009, when he finished with a 3.63 ERA, 45 K’s and just seven free passes in 52 innings.
Despite his terrible track record in recent years, Qualls somehow keeps finding new work. The right-hander has made his rounds in the past three seasons, pitching for six different clubs and combining for an 11-13 record, 5.24 ERA and 119 strikeouts and 55 walks in 185.2 innings.