Philadelphia Phillies Release Pitcher Just 5 Months After Signing Him

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced their decision to release right-handed pitcher Jake Jewell.

Jewell had signed a minor league contract with the Phillies in January, but unfortunately, his performance during the 2023 season for Triple-A Lehigh Valley fell short of expectations.

In 22 appearances, which included six starts, the 30-year-old pitcher struggled with a 7.66 ERA, a 1.62 WHIP, and a 26/14 K/BB ratio across 24.2 innings.

It's worth noting that Jewell's last appearance in the major leagues was during the 2021 season. Despite the Phillies' hopes for his success, his performance in Triple-A led to the decision to release him.

Over his three-year career, Jewell holds an ugly 7.75 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, while averaging 8 K/9 across 38.1 innings of work.

He'll look to secure a new gig on the open market. Photo Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports