Phils Sign Lefty Reliever Matt Strahm

The Philadelphia Phillies busy Tuesday night continues.  After signing starter Taijuan Walker, the Phillies have reportedly inked reliever Matt Strahm to a 2-year/$15MM deal.  

Strahm, 31, spent 2022 with the Boston Red Sox going 4-4 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.231 WHIP, 10.5 K/9 in 44.2 innings out of the bullpen.  Prior to Boston, Strahm spent 2018-2021 with the San Diego Padres and 2016-17 with Kansas City.  He was drafted by Kansas City in the 21st round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Neosho Community College.  

Over seven Major League seasons, Strahm has thrown 304.2 innings with a 3.83 ERA, 1.208 WHIP, and a 9.6 K/9.  Those numbers are slightly skewed, San Diego used him as a starter over multiple years.  His best statistical year as a reliever came in 2016 with Kansas City, Strahm appeared in 21-games throwing 22.0 innings with a 2-2 record and a 1.23 ERA. 

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