The Phillies signed relief pitcher Gary Majewski to a minor-league contract Tuesday, according to a report on the team's Web site.

Majewski, 28, had a 6.53 earned run average in 40 innings with the Cincinnati Reds last season, his fifth in the major leagues. He has a 4.61 career ERA in 2401/3 innings.

The righthander became a free agent when the Reds did not tender an offer before the Dec. 12 deadline. The Houston native was taken by the Chicago White Sox in the second round of the 1998 amateur draft. He was 2-1 with a 3.76 ERA in 261/3 innings for triple-A Louisville last season.

Majewski was part of an eight-player trade with the Washington Nationals in July 2006. The Reds had expected him to shore up their bullpen, but he was bothered by shoulder problems that continued to plague him, according to the Washington Post.