Philadelphia Phillies Add Lefty Relief Pitcher from Tampa Bay
The Phillies are looking to fix their bullpen this offseason and have already begun trying to find some diamonds in the rough, claiming left-handed reliever Ryan Sherriff off waivers from Tampa Bay on Friday.
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Sherriff, 31, was not a major part of the Rays pen, struggling with a 5.52 ERA in 16 relief appearances before being sent to Triple-A, but the Phillies have knocked on the Rays door for bullpen help before, adding Jose Alvarado from the Rays in a three-team trade.
Sherriff will compete for a spot in the Phillies bullpen when they head to Spring Training in February.
For his career, Sherriff has a respectable 3.65 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 44.1 innings pitched across four major league seasons with Tampa and St. Louis.