Philadelphia Phillies Add To Pitching Depth

The Philadelphia Phillies are taking no chances. Pitching has been a bit of an issue for them over the years, particularly in the bullpen. They've completely rebuilt their 'pen with moves this offseason, and continue to stockpile depth for the system. They've signed a former Arizona Diamondbacks prospect, Jon Duplantier.

The 28-year-old right-hander will get an invite to spring training after spending the entire 2022 season in the Los Angeles Dodgers' minor league system. He posted a somewhat reasonable 4.80 ERA in the offensively-robust Pacific Coast League. He struck out an impressive 10.5 batters per nine innings. 

Duplantier offers some options, as he can start or relieve. 

He's only amassed 49 innings total in parts of two big league seasons with the Snakes, but it's resulted in an untenable 6.70 ERA. He's out of minor league options, so if he makes the Phillies roster, he'll need to stick, or be placed on waivers. 

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