5 former Phillies who still don't have a job entering spring training

With a long list of free agents still on the market, there are a number of former Phillies who are still looking for new teams for the 2024 season.

Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Michael Lorenzen is still on the free agent market
Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Michael Lorenzen is still on the free agent market / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages
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Baseball is in the air. Spring training is officially underway, with the Philadelphia Phillies holding their first workout for pitchers and catchers on Wednesday.

The at-times frustrating MLB offseason has been moving along in fits and starts, held hostage by some of the big names early on, like that Shohei Ohtani guy. Then there was the Yoshinobu Yamamoto sweepstakes, which the Phillies were in but couldn't pull off.

And there are still plenty of big-name fish in the sea looking for work while teams are ramping up in Florida and Arizona for six weeks of training camp and Grapefruit and Cactus League action.

Some former Phillies have already found new homes, most notably the beloved Rhys Hoskins signing in Milwaukee and the NLCS scapegoat Craig Kimbrel landing in Baltimore.

But what about other former Phillies, from last season and from previous years, who are still waiting to ink deals for the 2024 season?

Brad Hand

Brad Hand was last spotted in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform in 2022. He came to the Phillies on a one-year, $6 million deal and helped the team make it to the postseason for the first time since 2011. In his single season in Philadelphia, the lefty appeared in 55 games, recording a 2.80 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and 38 strikeouts in 45 innings. He collected 13 holds and five saves.

While he missed the last week of the season and the National League Wild Card Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, he made it off the IL for the rest of the run to the World Series, appearing in seven games with a 4.76 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 5 2/3 innings. He picked up two wins in the playoffs, including the series-clinching Game 4 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves.

Most recently, Hand spent 2023 with the rival Braves. He was last seen on the mound at Citizens Bank Park in Game 3 of the NLDS, being victimized by Bryce Harper, who hit his second home run of the night off of his former teammate.

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