Phillies Interested in Jeffress; Dominguez Could Throw
With the calendar on September 4, the Phillies are running out of opportunities to find their way into postseason play. Looking ahead to the future, a couple of relievers could help the Phillies. One is currently a free agent, while a long-injured reliever might be able to help.Jeremy Jeffress:
Jeffress was released by the Milwaukee Brewers while he was on the injured list. At the time, Jeffress thought he might just shut himself down for the season. However, Ehalt seems to suggest that there is an opportunity to help right now.
The Phillies could use some relief help in 2020, so adding a potential arm now would be a proactive step. Jeffress was once a dominant closer, and has helped serve the Milwaukee Brewers around relief ace Josh Hader after a trade from the Texas Rangers. Jeffress had a tough 2019, battling injury and posting a 5.02 earned run average.
Reliever Seranthony Dominguez, said to be flirting with the idea of Tommy John surgery to repair his UCL, might begin throwing.
As recently as last week, some felt that his season was over.
It remains to be seen whether or not Dominguez could help the Phillies this season. But Dominguez throwing now and not undergoing Tommy John surgery has longer-term effects. Having the surgery could mean Dominguez misses all of 2020, too.