Brad Hand comes to Philadelphia
Left-handed reliever Brad Hand and the Phillies are in agreement on a one-year, $6 million contract, according to multiple reports. 

Hand, 31, pitched for the Nationals, Blue Jays, and Mets last year, posting a 6-7 record with a 3.90 ERA and 21 saves. He has 126 career saves over his 11-year career to go along with a 3.69 ERA. Hand will provide another lefty behind Jose Alvarado in the backend of the bullpen. He's a three-time All-Star and has a 1.24 career WHIP. 

The Phillies agreed to a deal with right-hander Jeurys Familia on Saturday worth a reported $6 million. The deal for Hand is believed to also be worth $6 million. 

The two additions will join Alvarado, Connor Brogdon, Sam Coonrod, Corey Knebel, and Seranthony Dominguez in what the Phillies hope will be an improved bullpen. 

The bullpen finished with a 4.60 ERA last year, the sixth-worst mark in baseball.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post