Phillies avoid arbitration, sign Seranthony Dominguez to a one-year deal
As we all await some type of move from the Philadelphia Phillies in MLB free agency, we do have news from the organization today. The Phillies have avoided arbitration with Seranthony Dominguez by signing him to a one-year, $725,000 deal (via The Athletic).
Dominguez was caught up in COVID-19 issues in 2020 and was unable to travel and get any type of elective surgeries so the entire process was delayed. He spent the majority of the 2021 season rehabbing in the minor leagues.
Dominguez appeared in 53 games in the 2018 season. He pitched 58 innings and had a 2.95 ERA with a 0.93 WHIP. In 2019, Dominguez appeared in only 27 games before heading to the injury list and held a 4.01 ERA with a 1.46 WHIP in just over 24 innings pitched.
Seranthony was one of nine Phillies players eligible for arbitration this December but was able to avoid it by locking in a new one year deal. Definitely worth a shot from the Phillies given their need for bullpen arms. Dominguez comes at an extremely cheap price and is worth the gamble of him being able to pitch again at the major league level.
As we are in the midst of another free agency, big-money deals are rolling in ahead of the expiration of Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement. There are plenty more contracts to come. Big free agent names such as Kris Bryant and Nick Castellanos are two guys that I hope land on the Phillies roster before the end of the day. Fingers crossed.