Phillies claim left-handed reliever from the Washington Nationals
The Phillies have claimed LHP Sam Clay off waivers from the Washington Nationals, the team announced just moments ago. The left-hander has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Clay, 29, was drafted by the Minnesota Twins back in the 4th round of the 2014 Amateur Draft. He spent time with the Twins all the way until 2019 and has been with the Nats ever since.
Sam Clay is a left-handed reliever who has thrown 21 games in AAA for Rochester this season. In 20.1 total innings, he’s tallied a 3.10 ERA and a 1.426 WHIP, allowing 22 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 20.
Clay’s time in the Majors hasn’t been great. He’s totaled 64 games over the last two seasons up in the pros, holding a 6.02 ERA, allowing 58 hits and 33 earned runs in 49.1 innings.
You might remember Sam Clay from Brad Miller’s walk-off grand slam against the Washington Nationals last season.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies take on the Washington Nationals tonight at 7:05 EST. Cristopher Sanchez gets the start for the Phils, going up against Paolo Espino of the Nats.