RP - PHI
The Phillies have come to terms on a one-year, $6 million deal with free agent reliever Archie Bradley.
Philadelphia once again desperately needed bullpen help this offseason. Bradley will certainly help. The 28-year-old posted a 2.95 ERA with a 1.09 WHIP in 16 appearances between the Diamondbacks and Reds last season. It's unclear who the primary closer will be between Bradley and Hector Neris, but both should be on the late-round radar until we hear more information.
The Reds non-tendered RHP Archie Bradley.
Bradley was acquired from the Diamondbacks at the trade deadline and allowed just one run in 7 2/3 innings for the Reds. The team has made it clear that they're looking to reduce payroll entering 2021. Bradley will certainly receive interest while on the free agent market, and he could realistically wind up with a multi-year deal.
Archie Bradley (back) is "going to be good to go" for the playoffs, said Reds manager David Bell.
Bradley last pitched September 20th and missed time due to lower back tightness. “It was good knowing that he could have pitched, but he didn’t,” said Bell. “It worked out even better just to give him those days. He’s going to be good to go.” Bradley is expected to be all systems go for the Wild Card round. The 28-year-old owned a (2-0) record, 2.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 18 strikeouts over 18 1/3 innings.
Archie Bradley (2-0) struck out two over two perfect innings to earn the win in against the Cardinals Sunday.
Bradley threw 18-of-23 pitches for strikes and retired the side in the sixth and seventh frames. It was his first win as a member of the Reds. He continues to be used in high-leverage situations and is the top setup man for closer Raisel Iglesias. Bradley owns a 2.93 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 15 strikeouts over 15 1/3 innings in 2020.
The Diamondbacks have traded RHP Archie Bradley to the Reds in exchange for OF Josh VanMeter and OF Stuart Fairchild.
Bradley will head to Cincinnati where he will likely be the top setup man for closer Rasiel Iglesias. The 28-year-old owns a 4.22 ERA, 1.50 WHIP an a 12:3 K:BB and is 6-for-7 in save opportunities. He will most likely be used in high-leverage situations. Bradley is under contract through the 2021 season.