Roster Moves: Phillies DFA 2022 Rule 5 Draft selection Noah Song
The Philadelphia Phillies were faced with a decision today on whether or not to add Rule 5 Draft Pick Noah Song to the active roster once his rehab assignment was finished or designate him for assignment.
The Phillies DFA’d Noah Song and now will have four days to work out a trade ahead of the MLB Deadline on Tuesday, August 1st. If Song is not traded by Tuesday and goes unclaimed on waivers, the Phillies would have to offer him back to the Red Sox for $25,000.
Phillies DFA Noah Song
Any team who decides to claim Song would have to follow the same Rule 5 restrictions in keeping Song on the active roster for the rest of the 2023 season.
Before enlisting, Song made just seven starts in Low-A for the Boston Red Sox. He was a promising prospect for the U-19 USA team and tallied just a 1.06 in those seven starts with the Red Sox.
He threw four years at the United States Naval Academy and tallied a 2.37 ERA with a 32-13 record in 54 starts. Song recorded 428 total strikeouts in under 350 innings pitched and had a standout senior year with an 11-1 record and a sub-1.50 ERA.
After the Phillies drafted him, Song was immediately placed on the restricted list while he continued to serve but would have to be added to the 40-man roster once he joined the team.
A rehab assignment for a lower back strain pushed back the timeline for a decision from the Phillies, but Song failed to impress upon his return. He was hit heavily in his final three outings at Double A and two at Triple A, allowing eight runs and 12 baserunners in five innings of work.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies will send Aaron Nola (9-6, 4.25 ERA) to the mound against Pirates’ Quinn Priester (1-1, 9.28 ERA) tonight at PNC Park looking for their fourth straight win.
Phillies Next Four Series
- Pittsburgh Pirates (45-57) – 2 Games
- Miami Marlins (55-48) – 4 Games
- Kansas City Royals (29-75) – 3 Games
- Washington Nationals (43-59) – 4 Games