The Phillies added a former Yankees pitcher with numerous expertise beneath Joe Girardi. They agreed to a minor-league cope with 29-year-old right-hander Bryan Mitchell, in line with Jayson Stark.
Mitchell pitched for the Yankees from 2014-17 and for the Padres in 2018. He spent 2019 within the minor leagues in San Diego’s system and had a rocky season as a starter, posting a 9.41 ERA in 44 innings at Triple A within the extraordinarily hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.
In 2020, he hung out on the White Sox alternate website however was launched in August.
Mitchell has made 64 profession big-league appearances, 44 in aid. He owns a 6.32 ERA as a reliever and a 4.25 ERA in 20 begins.
He’s a contact pitcher (5.Four strikeouts per 9 for his profession) and is reliant on groundballs. Mitchell’s had three seasons with a groundball fee of at the least 50% and is at that mark for his profession.
He’ll vie for a spot on the Phillies’ pitching workers, doubtless both as rotation depth or an extended man.
The Phillies should not bursting with major-league-ready beginning pitchers past their projected five-man rotation of Aaron Nola, Zack Wheeler, Zach Eflin, Vince Velasquez and Spencer Howard.
Beneath new president of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski, the Phillies have signed Archie Bradley and traded for relievers Jose Alvarado and Sam Coonrod. They’ve added relievers Neftali Feliz and Michael Ynoa, catcher Christian Bethancourt and infielder Ronald Torreyes on minor-league offers.