Phillies promote Tyler Cyr to replace injured Seranthony Domínguez
By Matt Rappa
Tyler Cyr will replace Seranthony Domínguez in the Phillies bullpen.
Coming off of Saturday’s doubleheader against the division-leading New York Mets, the Philadelphia Phillies added a new face to their bullpen mix — right-hander Tyler Cyr.
Cyr, 29, has yet to pitch in the majors in his professional career. He will take the roster spot of Seranthony Domínguez, who heads to the injured list with triceps soreness, reports The Athletic’s Matt Gelb. The California native was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 10th round of the 2015 draft out of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Through 35 relief appearances — 16 of which he finished the game — this season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the right-hander has gone 2-3 with a 2.50 ERA, 1.222 WHIP, and 37-18 strikeouts-to-walks ratio spanning 36 innings.
Impressively, Cyr has yet to surrender a home run in his first professional season within the Phillies minor-league system. He previously recorded a 1.08 ERA and 0.840 WHIP in 10 appearances at the 2021-22 Dominican Winter League.
Cyr was invited to Phillies spring training in Clearwater as a non-roster invitee, before being reassigned to minor-league camp on March 25.
The Phillies are just 5-13 against the Mets in 2022, heading into the rivals’ final meeting of the regular season on Sunday. Under Joe Girardi and now Rob Thomson, the Phillies fell in their five series opposite the Mets entering this weekend’s set A loss on Sunday would mark the first time they lost six series to the same team in the same season since 1970 against the Pittsburgh Pirates — shortstop Larry Bowa’s rookie season.
The Phils just might turn to Cyr in the Sunday matinee to help ensure history is not repeated. While it is unfortunate to see Domínguez head to the injured list, hopefully, the move is out of precaution and he can return healthy for a hopeful Phillies postseason run.