The Phillies announced Monday that left-hander Ryan Sherriff has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list and been designated for assignment.
Sherriff, 32, joined the Phillies on a waiver claim over the winter. He’s yet to pitch at the big league level for the Phillies due to a shoulder strain that’s sidelined him for nearly the entire year. He posted strong numbers in his minor league rehab assignment, yielding four runs on 13 hits and seven walks with 18 strikeouts over the life of 18 1/3 innings (2.51 ERA). Matt Gelb of The Athletic tweets, however, that Sherriff’s velocity wasn’t where the team expected it to be as he worked his way back up.
Sherriff has pitched in parts of four big league seasons, working to a 3.65 ERA with a 18.7% strikeout rate, an 8.8% walk rate and a big 56% ground-ball rate in 44 1/3 innings for the Cardinals and the Rays. Philadelphia can look for trade partners between now and tomorrow’s 6pm ET deadline, or Sherriff can be placed on waivers at any point over the next week.