Phillies avoid arbitration with Jose Alvarado, agree to 1-year deal
The Phillies have avoided arbitration with left-handed reliever Jose Alvarado, agreeing to a 1-year deal for the 2023 season.
Jose Alvarado Agrees to 1-Year Deal
Rhys Hoskins, Ranger Suarez, Gregory Soto, and Edmundo Sosa all settled on a new 1-year deal back on January 13th, leaving just Seranthony Dominguez and Jose Alvarado as the two players set to hit arbitration meetings in February.
Alvarado is eligible to become a free agent after the 2023 season but is now locked into a set 1-year deal with the price not yet released. After a rough start to the 2022 season, Alvarado returned to the major leagues and was one of the best relievers in baseball from June until the postseason. Over his final 42 regular season appearances, he posted a 1.66 ERA, striking out 64 batters in 38 innings while walking just 14.
The Phillies have formed one of the most elite bullpens in all of baseball for the upcoming season, and it’ll be on full display in a little over a month. The team kicks off pitchers and catchers in just five days.
2023 Notable Bullpen Pitchers
- Seranthony Dominguez
- Jose Alvarado
- Craig Kimbrel
- Matt Strahm
- Gregory Soto
- Connor Brogdon
- Andrew Bellatti
- Bailey Falter