4 Former Phillies Still Unemployed Heading Into Opening Day

With Opening Day only a few days away, multiple former Phillies remain without a new team.
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4. Noah Syndergaard

The 31-year-old Syndergaard had a short stint with the Phillies in 2022 after being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline.

The former New York Mets starting pitcher didn’t look like the guy we saw at the beginning of his career. However, Syndergaard did his job at the back of the rotation, with a 5-2 record and 4.12 ERA in 10 appearances (nine starts).

Syndergaard doesn’t possess the same velocity he had earlier in his career, which hasn’t helped him in his last two stops in Cleveland and Los Angeles. The vet had a disappointing 6.50 ERA in 18 starts with those two teams.

The right-handed starting pitcher didn’t struggle with walks but allowed a ton of hits (104) and home runs (22), which is never a good sign for a pitcher at this point of his career. Syndergaard will likely pitch this season, but he’ll probably start in the minors before getting a shot in the majors.

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