Phillies sign right-hander Jake Jewell to a minor league deal, according to his transaction tracker for MLB.com. He’ll probably get an invite to major league spring training.
Jewel, who turns 30 in May, has 31 MLB games in the 2018, 2019 and 2021 seasons with the Angels and Cubs. He posted an unsightly 7.75 earned run average during that time, and he allowed 13 home runs in just 38 1/3 innings, certainly playing a role in that inflated number.
In 2022, he signed a minor league contract with the Guardians. He pitched well for the Triple-A team for most of his year, pitching 43 1/3 innings in which he posted a 2.49 ERA and of the batters faced he took 27%, walked 8.4% and walked 63.3%. Scored a ground ball with a % ball. The Guards elected him to the MLB roster in August, but chose the option to put him back in the minors and put him in quota before he appeared in MLB games. He was claimed by the Twins and made nine appearances for the Triple-A team, but his ERA soared to 5.68. He was dropped from the roster entirely in September.
Between the two clubs, Jewel finished 2022 with a 3.21 ERA in 56 Triple-A innings, striking out 27.7% of batters and facing a walk rate of 8.9%. He’ll add some depth to the Phillies’ bullpen without a roster spot for the time being, as he’s just over a year of MLB service if he makes it onto the roster. , can be maintained cheaply in the near future.