Drew Smyly

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Phillies sign left handed starter Drew Smyly

Andrew Porter
July 19, 2019 - 8:12 am

The Phillies have added free-agent left-handed starting pitcher Drew Smyly, according to Jon Heyman

Smyly, 30, was traded from the Cubs to the Rangers this Winter, before being released by Texas on June 25th. Smyly then signed a minor league deal with the Brewers on July 1st and became a free-agent yesterday. 

Smyly was 1-5 in 2019 with the Rangers with an 8.42 ERA in nine starts. For his career, Smyly has a 4.13 ERA in 94 starts with a 4.17 FIP and a 1.258 WHIP.

Smyly will give the Phillies some much needed depth to their starting rotation as they head down the stretch of the 2019 regular season, hoping for a playoff berth. 

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