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Carlos Zambrano not ready for the Phillies yet

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03:05 PM ET 06.17 | According to Ruben Amaro Jr., Carlos Zambrano is not ready to pitch for the Phillies just yet. Amaro said, "Not based on what I saw his last outing, not in my mind. I'd like to see him pitch again in the minors. We'll keep a close eye on his starts and how effective he is. But he's not ready yet in my mind. Right now he's just getting his rhythm back. He hasn't even had what amounts to a full spring training yet. It all depends on how he pitches. If we think he can help us, we'll bring him. Right now he's (Jonathan Pettibone) our starter. We've made no change in our rotation. As far as I know, he'll take his turn on Friday." The Phillies signed Zambrano in May and has made four official minor-league starts so far. In 21 1/3 innings, he has allowed 14 hits, three earned runs, 11 walks and 17 strike-outs. In his Major League career, Zambrano is 132-91 with a 3.66 ERA. If he is not in the Major League by July 1, he is able to opt out of his minor-league contract.

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June 17, 2013  11:29 PM ET

He's only 31. This buffoon could still hang around in the league if he provided moderate production for someone, desperate as teams are for bargain basement pitching

 
June 18, 2013  05:21 AM ET

No one is ready for the Toilet of Philly either... City of LOSERS...

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