Finally a minor league signing of notable distinction...enter Wandy Rodriguez. The soon to be 36 year old lefty was terrible in an injury shortened campaign last season,but was a quality starting pitcher for the Astros and Pirates from 2007-2013.
Career stat: 91-94, 248 GS, 1471 IP, 1209 K, 4.06 ERA, and a 1.33 WHIP.
Wandy gives the Phillies a much needed innings eater if healthy. Of course, that's a big "if". However, that's why the deal is of the minor league variety. He has to earn his spot on the club and is guaranteed nothing. Perhaps he's over-the-hill and his days of usefulness are behind him, or maybe he still has some bullets left in his arm. It's worth the gamble. Possible added bonus- phuture Phucco?