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Phillies Reliever Chad Durbin is Back!
- Updated: January 28, 2013
The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $1.1-million deal with reliever Chad Durbin, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN initially reported the deal.
Chad Durbin signs guaranteed major league deal with #phillies. Base salary of $1.1M plus $350K in incentives.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 28, 2013
Durbin can also earn $350,000 based on incentives, according to Heyman. The signing marks Durbin’s second stint with the club.
On December 12, 2007, Durbin was not offered a new contract by the Tigers and he became a free agent. On December 20, 2007, he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies to compete for a spot in their starting rotation. Though he lost out to Adam Eaton for a starting spot, Durbin enjoyed a strong season out of the bullpen for the eventual World Series Champions. In 2009, Durbin earned the first two postseason victories of his career, as he was the winning pitcher in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Colorado Rockies and Game 5 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The latter clinched a second straight trip to the World Series for the Phillies, where they’d lose to the New York Yankees in six games. Durbin spent one more season with the Phillies before rejoining the Indians as a free agent on March 1, 2011.