Phillies release Chad Durbin, recall Joe Savery

Phillies release Chad Durbin, recall Joe Savery

May 31, 2013, 2:30 pm
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The Phillies on Friday released struggling right-handed reliever Chad Durbin, a night after three more earned runs in the ninth inning pushed his ERA to 9.00.

Durbin, 35, was in his second stint with the Phillies. He had a rocky spring training and proceeded to allow runs in eight of his 16 appearances in April and May.

The Phillies signed Durbin to a one-year, $1.1 million contract in late January. The deal included $850,000 guaranteed in 2013 and a 2014 buyout at $250,000. The Phils are on the hook for all of that.

To replace Durbin on the 25-man roster, the team recalled left-hander Joe Savery from Lehigh Valley for the third time this season. Savery was 3-1 with a 4.03 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings at Triple A.