The Philadelphia Phillies have finally struck in free agency. With the search for bullpen weapons ever-present, the Phillies have agreed to terms with reliever Jeurys Familia, according to FanSided’s Robert Murray. The case is awaiting a physical.
According to the New York Post mike pumaFamilia’s deal is for one year, $6 million.
Going into his 32-year-old season, Familia posted a 3.28 career ERA. In 2021, he posted a 3.94 ERA in 59.1 innings in 65 games. At this point his entire career has been spent with the New York Mets except for 30 games as Oakland Athletic.
While Familia is a far cry from his 2016 All-Star form, he provides experience and depth to a bullpen that desperately needs it. Above all, he can organize innings and is familiar with eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.
Familia is far from the answer to Philadelphia’s bullpen woes. However, depth is still needed, and after this addition and the pre-lockdown signing of Corey Knebel, the club are starting to build some. With the playoffs expanding to 12 teams, the Phillies will be at the heart of this run and can use all the depth they can get.
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