RP - FA
Reliever Blake Parker's contract was selected by the Phillies on Tuesday as the team attempts to right a bullpen that currently boasts a league-worst 9.87 ERA.
Parker is a veteran arm who saved 10 games for the Phillies last season, but he did so with a 4.55 ERA. He'll presumably be given an opportunity to compete for high-leverage innings, but he currently only has value in deeper leagues that reward for holds.
Free agent reliever Blake Parker has agreed to a major league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to a report from MLB insider Ken Rosenthal.
Parker was designated for assignment by the Twins and ultimately released last week, making him a free agent. He pitched to a 4.21 ERA and 34 strikeouts over 36 1/3 innings this season but has a career ERA of just 3.42 and was a solid back-end option for Minnesota the last two seasons. The Phillies are desperate for pitching help across the board, and Parker should immediately step into late-inning work in Philadelphia.
Minnesota Twins reliever Blake Parker pitched a scoreless inning in a 5-3 loss to Oakland on Friday. Parker struck out one in the frame.
Relegated to setup duties after opening the season as the team's closer, Parker now has a 3.34 ERA,1.29 WHIP, 10 saves, and 32 strikeouts in 35 innings.
Blake Parker was placed on the paternity list Friday.
Parker will step away from the team for a few days to attend the birth of his child. He will most likely rejoin the team after the All-Star break. Kohl Stewart was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to give the Twins another option out of the bullpen.
Minnesota Twins reliever Blake Parker pitched two scoreless innings in a 4-3 win over the A's on Wednesday. Parker struck out three and walked two in the win.
He was credited with his first win of the season. Parker now has a 3.77 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 10 saves, and 29 strikeouts in 31 innings of work. Overtaken by Taylor Rogers as the team's primary closer, Parker still has marginal value as a setup man.