Phillies sign RHP Drew Hutchison

The Phillies this morning signed right hander Drew Hutchison to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp.

Hutchison, 27, is looking to make a comeback at the big league level after a somewhat injury stricken career.

Hutchison missed the entire 2013 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery and in 2014 made 32 starts with the Toronto Blue Jays posting a 4.48 ERA.

The right-hander had an ugly 2015 campaign with the Blue Jays posting a 5.58 ERA in 150 1/3 innings pitched.

Hutchison has spent the last two seasons at the Triple-A level throwing 297 1/3 innings while posting a 3.57 ERA in that frame.

Look for Hutchison to try to re-establish himself as a major league arm with the Phillies. In Clearwater, he will be competing with Jerad Eickhoff, Vince Velasquez, Nick Pivetta, Ben Lively, Jake Thompson, Zach Eflin and Mark Leiter Jr. to earn a rotation spot behind Philly’s No. 1 Aaron Nola.

Written by Séamus Doyle.

@saintseamus @PhillyToughSports

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