Phillies Agree to 2023 Contracts with 3 Arbitration-Eligible Players
The Philadelphia Phillies took care of some business Friday, coming to agreement on contracts for the 2023 season with their three remaining arbitration eligible players.
The Phillies avoid arbitration with Rhys Hoskins, Edmundo Sosa, Ranger Suárez. Hoskins, who hit .246 with 30 home runs and had some key home runs in the Phillies playoff run, has agreed on what is reported to be a $12 million deal for 2023 season. The figure for Sosa, a utility player who came over in a trade with the Cardinals for LHP JoJo Romero in July, was one-year for $950,000.
Suárez will get a bump from $730,000 to $2.95 million contract, by avoided arbitration and agreeing to a one-year deal.
This is the first time that Suárez has been eligible for arbitration, after an impressive season, going 10-7 with a 3.65 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 129 strikeouts in 155 1/3 innings, making 29 starts in 2022.
Under the leadership of Dave Dombrowski, the Phillies have avoided arbitration with all eligible players as they get ready for pitchers and catchers and will have a full roster of players when they report on Feb. 16 with the teams first full squad workout set for Feb. 21.