The Phillies are adding an electric arm to their historically bad bullpen, adding former Giants right-hander Sam Coonrod.

Coonrod, 28, struggled in 2020 with a 9.82 ERA, 1.64 WHIP across 14 2/3 innings.

He is one of the hardest throwers in baseball and certainly has good stuff, reaching 100-MPH on the radar gun. Coonrod’s average of a 98.4-MPH was the fifth fastest in all of baseball last season.

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He spent some of the 2020 season has the Giants closer, saving three games, but was placed on the injured list with a season-ending right shoulder strain in late-September. In 2019, he appeared in 33 games in relief and posted a 3.58 ERA while holding opponents to a .202/.336/.319 slash line.

In exchange for Coonrod, the Phillies 6-foot-8 right-hander Carson Ragsdale who is 22-years of age, who was drafted in the 2020 MLB draft out of South Florida.

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