Phillies Sign Starter Correia

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With Severino Gonzalez having been optioned back to AAA Leigh Valley on Sunday, the Phillies made a move on Monday to fill out the void in their starting rotation. The Phillies signed right-handed pitcher Kevin Correia to a major league contract.

Correia, most recently of the San Francisco Giants pitching at AAA Sacremento, was released 10 days ago after opting out of his contract.

Through six minor league starts this year, Correia was 0-1 with a 3.58 ERA with 25 strikeouts in just over 37 innings pitched.

The 34-year-old is no stranger to pitching at the big league level having pitched for the Giants, Padres, Pirates, Twins, and Dodgers. In 353 career games, Correia carries a 76-95 record and average a 5.7 K/9 ratio.

Correia does boast one all-star appearance in 2011 when pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Correia will join the team in Cincinnati for this week’s series with the Reds.

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