Sam Coonrod claimed off waivers by the New York Mets
Former Phillies reliever Sam Coonrod has been claimed off waivers by the New York Mets.
Sam Coonrod Heads to the New York Mets
Coonrod was DFA’d back on January 30th to make room for newest Phillie Josh Harrison.
Sam Coonrod was acquired back in January 2021 and made 42 appearances for the Phillies that season. He tallied a 4.04 ERA out of the pen for a struggling unit but gave the Phillies some valuable innings in a rough time, striking out 48 batters in 42 innings.
Coonrod was shut down at the end of the ’21 season with right forearm tendinitis, which then lead to a right shoulder strain that kept him out for most of the 2022 season. He struggled when he came back, tallying a 7.82 ERA in just 12.2 innings. 2022 was basically a lost season for the 30-year-old, who will now throw out of the Mets bullpen with David Robertson, the other Phillies pitcher that went to New York this offseason.
The Phillies will lose $775k, which is what they signed Coonrod to back in November. It’s an unfortunate stint for Coonrod in Philadelphia after he really showed some signs of juice in 2021.