Phillies Acquire Pitcher Who Threw No-Hitter In First MLB Start

In a move aimed at fortifying their pitching depth, the Philadelphia Phillies have reacquired left-handed pitcher Tyler Gilbert from the Cincinnati Reds.

Gilbert, a former sixth-round draft pick of the Phillies in 2015, returns to familiar territory after stints with various teams, including a notable tenure with the Arizona Diamondbacks where he made headlines with a no-hitter in his MLB debut.

Despite recent challenges, the Phillies see potential in Gilbert's return, viewing him as a valuable asset capable of providing both rotation depth and bullpen support.

Gilbert's journey since departing the Phillies has been marked by highs and lows, including standout performances and periods of struggle.

However, his return to Philadelphia signifies a new opportunity to rediscover his form and make an impact at the major league level once again.

With the Phillies already boasting a formidable rotation led by names like Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola, Gilbert's addition provides insurance against potential setbacks and opportunities for strategic roster maneuvering as the team navigates the ups and downs of the baseball season.

Over his three-year MLB career, the 30-year-old holds a 4.32 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, with 64 strikeouts across 91.2 innings and 28 appearances.

His minor-league career stats are quite similar, with Gilbert holding a 4.20 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 494 strikeouts across 533.2 innings and 211 appearances. Photo Credit: Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports