Both Ken Rosenthal and Matt Gelb of The Athletic mentioned Jake Diekman Tuesday morning as a player to watch as the Phillies try to sure up the back end of their bullpen. It’s clear the organization needs another lefty in the bullpen after carrying Adam Morgan and Austin Davis for most of the year. Davis allowed the base hit in the 13th inning that would later score to win the game in Boston.
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Diekman missed most of last season after undergoing multiple colon surgeries, but he’s got a 3.69 ERA in 47 games. Despite being one of the better left-handed pitchers on the trade market Diekman’s splits against lefties aren’t fantastic this season.
vs RH: .190/.284/.300
vs LH: .273/.429/.364
Philadelphia needs someone to shut down left-handed hitters, and I don’t know if Diekman is that guy given his matchups this year.
A reunion would be nice to see, but Diekman feels like something the Phillies already have in their pen.