MARCH 16: Moss has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the team announced. He doesn’t have the requisite service time to refuse an outright assignment, so he’ll remain in the organization.
MARCH 15: The Phillies announced Tuesday that they’ve designated lefty Scott Moss for assignment. That’s one of two corresponding moves to make room for the signings of lefty Brad Hand and righty Jeurys Familia — both of whom signed one-year, $6MM contracts to join the Philadelphia bullpen. Both contracts have now been formally announced. The Phils also placed lefty JoJo Romero on the 60-day IL.
Moss, 27, is still searching for his MLB debut. The former fourth-round pick posted solid numbers with both Cincinnati and Cleveland early in his professional career, with his 2019 season in particular standing out. That season saw Moss make 26 starts between Double-A and Triple-A while working to a 2.96 ERA with an impressive 28.9% strikeout rate (against a much less-inspiring 12.7% walk rate).
Moss was in Cleveland’s 60-man player pool during the shortened 2020 season but never got a look in the big leagues. This past year in Triple-A, injuries limited him to just nine games and 20 1/3 innings, during which time he posted a 7.08 ERA. The Phillies claimed him off waivers from the Guardians back in November, but he’ll now either be traded within the week or again made available to all 29 other teams via outright waivers.
I really liked Moss coming out of UF
I hope we can keep him. He could still be nice SP depth and could perhaps be a decent reliever.
Sounds like they have already kept him since he cleared waivers already. Good news.
maybe he can join his brother Madcap
vincent k. mcmahon
Indeed, I would have the prefect storyline for them.
My problem with the Hand and Familia signings was the money involved. Lots of cheaper pen pieces of equal or greater talent signed with other teams in the last few days. In theory, we signed Neris-lite and Hand…each for 6 mil. It just seems like a lot for a team that still has gigantic holes.
They could have been overpays to convince them to pitch in front of the famous Phillies defense.
Price for experienced relievers is high. Neris got 8.5 per year. I don’t like either signing that much. Hoping Dominguez can pitch solid again
Dominguez is the x factor in this pen. in fact, if you can get two of Dominguez/Knebel/Hand to be healthy and produce as expected than the pen should be good off.
Dominguez can really change things. He was technically on pace to be our closer before his injuries. I really like the Knebel signing as well. In theory Familia, Dominguez, Knebel with Hand in the mix could be a deadly 7-9 combo.
Imagine if they add someone like Kimbrel via trade. The pen might actually be really decent if you bump all of those guys down one spot.
I think there’s too much rosk there with Kimbrel. Aging relievers don’t work out well fair too frequently. Phillies have money, not trade assets.
Ugh typos galore
Kimbrel’s making way too much money.
So much to get excited about with this ball club. I’m ready for football camp!
And so another journey has come to an end
Another moment passed that will not, will not come again
Resting in the shade of oak, so it has always been
And it’s true that I’ll miss you, but I’ll see, I’ll see you again
The guy has never been to see Mick Jagger and his band.