Corey Knebel was the last player the Los Angeles Dodgers lost in free agency, joining Corey Seager and Max Scherzer before the MLB lockdown.
The 30-year-old has agreed to a one-year, $ 10 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, which have been linked with most of the highly leveraged relief pitchers this offseason.
Knebel spent most of last season on the injured list with right side tension, but when he was on the pitch he was effective. Knebel posted a 2.45 ERA and 2.90 PIF while striking out 10.52 batters per nine innings and walking 3.16 per nine in 25.2 innings.
Knebel only spent one season in Los Angeles after being acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers when he was nominated for an offseason assignment last, but he thanked the team on Instagram for the memories he made. during this short period.
While it would have made sense for Knebel to return to LA, the Dodgers effectively replaced him with Daniel Hudson, which happened before the Phillies moved.
Knebel is coming off a better season than Hudson, who posted a 3.31 ERA and 3.21 PIF in 54 games for the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres. However, Hudson signed for $ 4 million less than Knebel.
Knebel has a good chance of taking over from the Phillies as they’ve had reliever box issues for some time, but at the very least he should bring them a lot of great moments.
Dodgers thank Seager with video
After nine years in the Dodgers organization, Corey Seager signed a 10-year, $ 325 million contract with the Texas Rangers.
Although Seager will not spend his entire career in Los Angeles, he quickly became a hero of the franchise, winning several awards and carrying the team to their first title since 1988.
After officially signing his contract with the Rangers, the Dodgers posted a video with the “Forever a Champion” caption that highlighted his accomplishments and thanked him for all he has done for the organization.
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