The Phillies have signed 28-year old lefty starting pitcher Gustavo Chacin to a minor league deal. Chacin pitched in 11 games (all starts) in A-ball last year and he was 1-7 with a 7.88 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP. He allowed a stunning 72 hits and 9 homers in only 45.2 innings last season. In his defense he is having some problems recovering from major shoulder surgery that he had during the 2007 season with the Blue Jays. Chacin has pitched in 58 games (all starts) in his major league career and he is 25-15 with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. This was a nice low risk signing for the Phillies as Chacin does now how to pitch. The only question is will his body let him or not?