The Philadelphia Phillies have reached an agreement with right-handed reliever Archie Bradley on a one-year, $6 million deal. The Phillies have not confirmed the deal.
Bradley, 28, is entering his seventh season and is coming off a strong 2020 that saw him finish with a 2.95 ERA and 2.59 FIP across split duties with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds. Bradley began the season with the Diamondbacks, who selected him with the seventh overall pick back in the 2011 MLB Draft. He was traded to Cincinnati at the Aug. 31 Trade Deadline. The Reds non-tendered Bradley in December.
Bradley has averaged at least 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings in each of the past five seasons. His best season came in 2017, when he recorded a 1.73 ERA as Arizona’s high-octane setup man before memorably hitting a two-run triple against the Rockies in that year’s National League Wild Card Game.
Bradley is the newest addition to the Phils that is addressing its bullpen after seeing its relievers post a collective 7.06 ERA in 2020, the worst post-World War II mark in franchise history. Philadelphia has also acquired relievers José Alvarado and Sam Coonrod while signing veteran right-handers Neftalí Feliz and Michael Ynoa to Minor League deals.
Archie Bradley tweeted this after the news broke: