Phillies Sign Correia
The Phillies filled Severino Gonzalez’s spot in the rotation from outside the organization.
The team announced this afternoon it had signed right-hander Kevin Correia to a Major League contract. Correia is expected to join the team in Cincinnati.
Correia, 34, spent the first two months this season pitching for Triple-A Sacramento, which is the Giants’ top affiliate. He went 0-1 with a 3.58 ERA in six starts. The Giants released Correia on May 29 after exercising an opt-out clause in his contract.
“Kevin fills a need by adding depth, durability and experience to our pitching staff,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement. “We hope that he can give us quality innings to take some heat off the bullpen.”
Correia is 76-95 with a 4.59 ERA in 353 games (216 starts) for the Giants (2003-08), Padres (2009-10), Pirates (2011-12), Twins (2013-14) and Dodgers (2014).
The Phillies optioned Gonzalez to Triple-A over the weekend. He went 1-2 with a 4.34 ERA in five starts.