Phillies Designate Chad Qualls For Assignment

The Phillies announced that they designated right-handed reliever Chad Qualls for assignment. The team will option left-hander Joe Savery to Triple-A and select the contracts of left-hander Jeremy Horst and right-hander Brian Sanches from Triple-A in related moves.

The Phillies signed Qualls to a one-year, $1.15MM contract in January and he started the season with six consecutive scoreless appearances. The 33-year-old now has a 4.60 ERA with 5.5 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 and a 54.5% ground ball rate in 31 1/3 innings out of the Phillies' bullpen. He owns a 3.82 ERA with 7.0 K/9, 2.5 BB/9 and a 57.3% ground ball rate in nine MLB seasons.


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13 Comments on "Phillies Designate Chad Qualls For Assignment"


bigpat
3 years 2 months ago

Yikes, McCutchen ended his Phillies career last night. 

dylanp5030
3 years 2 months ago

Thanks Cutch!!! We in Philly truly appreciate it!

Zico
3 years 2 months ago

 I like to think all the big flys he gave up in that inning were telltale signs. Sutton off the fence, Cutch over the fench, Casey almost to the fence. Was ugly.

3 years 2 months ago

This should’ve happened last month.

gkstkddn93
3 years 2 months ago

Yossi Grando Season

sourbob
3 years 2 months ago

His ERA doesn’t tell the story. According to ESPN’s Baseball Today podcast, Qualls had been among the worst in baseball at allowing inherited baserunners to score.

Smrtbusnisman04
3 years 2 months ago

They do an awesome job on ESPN: Baseball Today!!

Smrtbusnisman04
3 years 2 months ago

As a pitcher, you know you have problems when the 29th ranked offense lights you up for three runs in 1/3 innings pitched.

Nimphiusforever
3 years 2 months ago

See ya Greaseman! Hardly knew ya.

thatonephillyfan
3 years 2 months ago

So happy Qualls is gone. Wondering what took RAJ so damn long to DFA him!

3 years 2 months ago

 Qualls was on his fantasy team.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 2 months ago

Probably because there isn’t anybody in the organization better… which is really sad.

Hopefully DeFratus comes back healthy soon, he looked good in September last year.

benpontz
3 years 2 months ago

Great!!! Now we can have Sanches come in and blow games rather than Qualls come in and blow games!!!