John Maine talking with Phils

January, 12, 2011
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John Maine


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New York Mets

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GM W L BB K ERA
9 1 3 25 39 6.13
The Philadelphia Phillies' rotation may be the fearsome foursome, but they are looking into adding some insurance. The Phillies have had discussions about adding John Maine to their depth of starters, Maine's agent, Rex Gary, confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.

Gary said the Phillies aren't the only team with whom he is talking about Maine.

"We have spoken to a lot of teams and there is a lot of interest," Gary said.

The Phillies have five starters with Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton. However, Blanton could be dealt to free up money and, like all rotations, there will be injury concerns.

Maine knows plenty about injuries. After making $3.3 million in 2010, he was non-tendered by the Mets prior to the deadline for arbitration largely because of his inability to stay healthy. His shoulder problems limited him to 39 2/3 innings last season. He underwent season-ending surgery in July to repair a capsule tear in his right shoulder. Gary said Maine has recovered very well.

It would seem likely that Maine would have to accept a minor league deal, but Gary would not get into the particulars. Maine turns 30 in May.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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