Phillies: 24 Departed Players from 2019 Major League Roster
LHP Drew Smyly (Giants)
- Detroit Tigers (2012-14)
- Tampa Bay Rays (2014-16)
- Texas Rangers (2019)
- Philadelphia Phillies (2019)
- San Francisco Giants (2020 – Present)
The Phillies opted to pursue cheap starting pitchers instead of bolstering the rotation through trade come late July. Six-year veteran Drew Smyly fit the bill, and he made positive contributions.
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Through 12 starts, the southpaw went 3-2 with a 4.45 ERA, 1.324 WHIP and 68-21 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 62 2/3 innings. Having Smyly’s veteran presence not only helped some of the young pitchers, but it was also refreshing to see a left-hander start for the Phillies with just Ranger Suarez being the only recent such southpaw.
On January 16, the San Francisco Giants signed Smyly to a one-year, $4 million contract. He will either likely start or earn a spot in the Giants’ bullpen as a long reliever.
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Smyly has a career 35-34 record and 4.16 ERA. His best season came in 2014 with the Tampa Bay Rays, when he went 3-1 with a 1.70 ERA and 0.755 WHIP in seven starts after being dealt there from the Detroit Tigers.