Philadelphia Phillies Sign Pitcher; Missed Two Seasons Due To Shoulder Issues

Joining the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Phillies have signed pitcher Jeremy Walker to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.

Walker was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Tampa Bay Rays last August at the trade deadline in exchange for catcher Ford Proctor.

The twenty-seven-year-old made six relief appearances for the Atlanta Braves in 2019, recording a 1.93 ERA with six strikeouts. However, he didn't pitch for almost two seasons afterwards due to nagging shoulder issues.

Last season in the minors, Walker posted an underwhelming 6.60 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and 56 strikeouts over 58.2 innings of work. He made two starts, 44 relief appearances, converted one save and held an 0-4 record. He gives the Phillies some added pitching depth.

He is a former fifth-round pick by the Braves in the 2016 MLB Draft. Walker will look to earn a role this spring on the Phillies' Opening Day roster.
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