Phillies acquire right-handed reliever James Norwood from the San Diego Padres
Dave Dombrowski announced today that the Phillies have acquired right-handed relief pitcher James Norwood from the San Diego Padres.
The team has sent infielder Kervin Pichardo and cash considerations back to San Diego as the return of the deal. Pichardo played 19 games with Clearwater in 2021, where he tallied a .417 OBP.
Sam Coonrod has a strained right shoulder and was shut down from throwing for 5-7 days. His injury could limit him from making the Opening Day roster, leaving an open spot in the bullpen. Not saying that that spot is now Norwoods, but it definitely opens the possibility for another bullpen arm to step in and take the job while Coonrod is out.
This is the second trade in two days for the team, after Adam Haseley was sent to the Chicago White Sox yesterday.
James Norwood has pitched four seasons in the majors, tallying 28 total games out of the bullpen. His first three years in the league were with the Chicago Cubs, where he threw a 4.50 ERA in 23 games.
Norwood threw a 0.00 ERA last season with the Padres, pitching in just 5 games. He totaled 5 innings pitched, allowing six hits, and striking out 3 batters. The 4-year arm is a four-pitch pitcher, with his fastball being his top pitch. His pitch arsenal also includes a split-finger (26.6%), a sinker (19.1%), and a slider (3.2%)
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