Phillies: 24 Departed Players from 2019 Major League Roster
RHP Tommy Hunter (Free Agent)
- Texas Rangers (2008-11)
- Baltimore Orioles (2011-15, 2016)
- Chicago Cubs (2015)
- Cleveland Indians (2016)
- Tampa Bay Rays (2017)
- Philadelphia Phillies (2018-19)
Update, 2/13: The Phillies re-signed RHP Tommy Hunter to a one-year major league contract worth $850,000.
Part of the demise of the 2019 Phillies was their injuries, particularly, to their bullpen. Right-hander Tommy Hunter played a big part in that, as the club relied on him, albeit he appeared in just five games.
In July, Hunter underwent season-ending surgery to repair his flexor tendon. Soon after, the Phillies transferred him to the 60-day injured list to open a 40-man roster spot for Jose Pirela, who is also on this list.
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Hunter, now 33, succeeded in red pinstripes 2018, posting a 3.80 ERA and 1.250 WHIP spanning 65 appearances. The 12-year veteran has most of his major-league experience coming with the Baltimore Orioles (224 games), with the Phillies being the team he appeared in with the second-most.
Hunter surely will get a least a minor-league look at some point in 2020. Surprisingly, he has yet to ink a deal.