Allard with the Phillies
The Phillies have reached an agreement with left-handed pitcher Kolby Allard for the 2024 season, as announced by Phillies President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski. 

The 26-year-old finished the 2023 season on the injured list with Atlanta after being shut down with nerve inflammation in his left shoulder in mid-July. Allard finished with a 6.57 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and a 13/4 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings at the big league level. 

Over the last three seasons (2021-2023), his 6.1 percent walk rate ranked 12th among 84 lefties with at least 150.0 innings pitched, and his 3.32 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranked 29th in the same group. Allard also made three appearances (1 start) for the Braves in the 2018 season. 

At this point, it appears Allard is little more than rotation depth. He still has one minor-league option remaining and will be in camp with the club next month in Clearwater. 

The 6-foot-1, Anaheim, Calif., native was initially drafted by the Braves in the first round (No. 14 overall) of the 2015 MLB Draft.

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