It'll be a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training for Shawn Camp, a soon-to-be 38-year-old journeyman reliever.
A day after signing Marlon Byrd, the Phillies added a potential arm to their bullpen in Camp, a source confirmed to CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury.
Camp is just one year removed from a season in which he went 3-6 with a 3.59 ERA with the Cubs and led the league with 80 appearances. Last year, he struggled in just 26 games, posting a 7.04 ERA.
From 2009-12, Camp compiled a 15-18 record, six saves, a 3.56 ERA, 1.324 WHIP and 2.1 strikeouts-to-walks. He's also a double-play machine, generating twin killings once every 10.3 chances.
If anything, Camp provides depth to a team that clearly needs it. And if he can be an effective middle-relief man, that's a plus.
Camp has also pitched for the Blue Jays, Devil Rays and Royals.
Amaro banking on 'bang for the buck'
A day later, the dust has settled on the Marlon Byrd signing. Ruben Amaro has made it clear with his first move that the Phillies not looking to make the biggest splash like they used to. Rather, they're trying to spend smartly.
"We don't have unlimited dollar to spend," Amaro said. "So we have to make sure we get the best bang for the buck. Hopefully we did that with Marlon and the other players we're pursuing."
Amaro also revealed that the Phillies are somewhat protected if Byrd fails another PED test, as he did in 2012, Salisbury writes.