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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Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard, who arrived in Philadelphia at the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline for Mickey Moniak and Jadiel Sanchez, was part of the franchise's return to the postseason and the first World Series appearance since 2009.

Prime "Thor" was well in the rearview mirror by the time he joined the Phillies, but he still contributed a 5-2 record through his nine regular season starts. He finished with a 4.12 ERA and 1.32 WHIP and only managed 5.10 K/9, but still had a 3.66 FIP. In the postseason, he made four appearances (two starts) and logged a 3.24 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 8 1/3 innings. He even bumped up his K/9 to almost a strikeout per inning at 8.64.

The 31-year-old split 2023 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Guardians, finishing the year with an unseemly 6.50 ERA in 88 2/3 innings. Most recently, he was half of the duo of former Phillies who threw a bullpen showcase for teams at the end of January, along with a more recent Phillie, Michael Lorenzen.

Michael Lorenzen

Speaking of Michael Lorenzen, the no-hitter-throwing pitcher is still looking for an employer for 2024 but has been garnering interest from around the league.

Lorenzen came to the Phillies from the Detroit Tigers at the Trade Deadline this past season and got off to a hot start, throwing the franchise's 14th no-hitter in just his first home start (second overall) as a Phillie. After throwing 17 innings over his first two outings, he made only five more starts, with a 7.96 ERA, before being relegated to the bullpen for the final weeks of the season.

The 32-year-old right-hander provided 2 2/3 scoreless innings in the postseason, only making two appearances through the entire run to Game 7 of the NLCS.

Over his nine-year career, the former 38th overall draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds has a 4.11 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP with a 40-38 record in 724 innings. He'll surely get picked up before long as teams start filling out pitching depth as we get deeper into spring training.