Phillies signs Corey Knebel one year as bullpen still takes priority in Philadelphia
NS Philadelphia Phillies signed a right-handed reliever Corey Knebel to a year-long connection, the group announced on Wednesday. Knebel will get $10 million, by Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Knebel, who celebrated his 30th birthday last week, enters the season ranked 34th best free agent by CBS Sports. Here’s what we wrote at the time:
Knebel’s sales pitch is so clear it could be delivered in a tweet-sized message: He’s got the big, mid-to-top 90s stuff carrying fast shadows and a unique curve. evil, as well as rich experience in every role that can be assigned to a modern man painkiller: closer, man set and even opener.
Knebel spent last season with Los Angeles Dodgers. He appeared in 27 games and posted an ERA of 2.45 (169 ERA +) and a walking rate of 3.33 in 25 sets.
It is conceivable, at least, that Knebel may enter the new year as Philadelphia draws closer. Last season, the Phillies had seven pitchers score a save, including two pitchers (Hector Neris and Ian Kennedy) notched more than 10 each. Both Neris and Kennedy were eligible to become free agents at the end of the season, and Neris has since signed with Houston Astros. Depending on what else the Phillies do this winter (or, whenever the game is over), Knebel’s biggest competition for the ninth innings could come in the form of left- or right-handed José Alvarado right. Connor Brogdon.
While Knebel is the first free agent the Phillies have made for their barn this winter, they have made a number of smaller acquisitions in the first half of the season. Those efforts have helped them get more left-handed people Ryan Sherriff, Scott Moss, and Kent Emanuel, as well as right-handed people Nick Nelson and John Lopez.
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