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.

13 Responses to Phillies Designate Chad Qualls For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. bigpat 3 years ago

    Yikes, McCutchen ended his Phillies career last night. 

    • Dylan 3 years ago

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

    • Zico 3 years 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.

  2. This should’ve happened last month.

  3. gkstkddn93 3 years ago

    Yossi Grando Season

  4. sourbob 3 years 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 ago

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

  5. Smrtbusnisman04 3 years 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.

  6. Nimphiusforever 3 years ago

    See ya Greaseman! Hardly knew ya.

  7. thatonephillyfan 3 years ago

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

    •  Qualls was on his fantasy team.

    • Phillies_Aces35 3 years 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.

  8. benpontz 3 years ago

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

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