Chad Durbin is back in a Phillies uniform, something he is familiar with having spent 3 seasons in Philly earlier in his career (2008-2010). The 35 year old right-handed reliever is durable, making 56+ appearance in each of the last 5 seasons. Last year with the Braves he appeared in a career high 76 games and turned a 3.10 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. Durbin has had success since converting from starting pitcher to reliever. He's a welcome veteran addition to a mostly youthful bullpen, and at the price of 1 year/$1.1M, it's cost effective as well.
Amaro also added utility infielder Yuniesky Betancourt on a minor league deal. The Cuban defector is set to turn 31 years old on Thursday. He's spent parts of his career in Seattle, Kansas City, and Milwaukee. He's a .266/.682 hitter with moderate pop in his bat, but very slow afoot. His defense is much maligned, but when he does get to the balls, he usually makes the plays (combined .970 FLD% at 2B, SS, and 3rd). No reason to get really excited about this move, other than the fact it will knock Michael Martinez even further down on the depth chart.