The 24-year-old Livingston made three relief appearances for the
Seattle Mariners last season, while spending most of the year with
Triple-A Tacoma. He was 8-11 with a 4.59 ERA in 23 games, including
The Devil Rays claimed Livingston off waivers from Seattle
before trading him to the Phillies.
"Bobby is an intriguing player that gives (manager) Charlie
(Manuel) and his staff another option in spring training,"
Phillies general manager Pat Gillick said.
Livingston was originally selected by Seattle in the fourth
round of the 2001 draft. He is 55-35 in his minor league career
with a 3.46 ERA in 120 games (117 starts).
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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