Phillies sign veteran reliever Shawn Camp

Phillies sign veteran reliever Shawn Camp
November 13, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Shawn Camp appeared in a major-league high 80 games with the Cubs in 2012. (USA Today Images)

The Phillies on Wednesday signed veteran reliever Shawn Camp to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training, a source confirmed to CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury.

Camp, 38, struggled last season with the Cubs (7.04 ERA) and was released in July after 26 appearances. He was much better in 2012, appearing in a league-high 80 games and posting a 3.59 ERA.

The right-hander has pitched in 538 career games over 10 major-league seasons with the Royals, Rays, Blue Jays and Cubs. He's a sinker/slider type who tops out around 87 mph. Camp has induced 84 double plays in his career, or one every 10.3 opportunities.

He is not to be confused with former six-time NBA all-star Shawn Kemp.

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