In his debut season, Johan Quezada made just three relief appearances with the Marlins. The first two – including his career debut with one shutout innings against the Phillies – went well.
This has been a tough week for players – primarily relievers – on the Phillies 40-man roster. With six relievers either declaring for free agency or being outrighted over the past couple of days, the exodus continued today.
The Phillies are in the very early stages of reshaping their beleaguered bullpen and made two moves to take relievers off of the 40-man roster. Heath Hembree and Adam Morgan were both outrighted.
Admit it, you were hoping that there would be some last minute announcement that J.T. Realmuto was re-signing with the Phillies rather than enter free agency.
With the Phillies bullpen being historically bad in 2020, it’s not a good time for Jim Gott to have his contract expire. The Phillies have declined to re-sign Gott, who had served as the Phillies bullpen coach for three seasons.
Following another sub-par season, Matt Klentak yielded the reins of the Phillies GM job after five seasons.
J.T. Realmuto lost his arbitration case, but still wound up with the highest arbitration award for a catcher, getting $10-million for the 2020 season.
The Phillies added to their choices for an extra outfielder Saturday when they acquired Kyle Garlick from the LA Dodgers.
The Phillies and Tommy Hunter agreed to a one-year, incentive laden deal for the 2020 season.
The Phillies added another veteran infielder to the mix by signing Neil Walker to a minor league deal.