The Phillies have signed 35-year old righty starter/reliever Scott Elarton to a minor league deal. He pitched in 16 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the White Sox and he was 1-2 with a 8.24 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP. Elarton last pitched in the majors back in 2008 with the Cleveland Indians. He has pitched in 232 games (170 starts) in his major league career so far and he is 56-61 with 3 saves, a 5.29 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. Elarton is a big time longshot to help the Phillies at any point in 2012.