Former Phillies pitcher returns to NL East on 1-year deal


The Atlanta Braves just continue to add former Phillies pitchers.

One year after bringing Cole Hamels into the fold, the Braves on Monday announced they've signed former Phils lefty Drew Smyly to a one-year deal:

The contract is worth $11 million, according to the team.

Of course, Phillies fans don't exactly hold Smyly in the same place as they held Hamels during their respective time in Philadelphia.

Smyly spent part of one season with the Phillies in 2019. The Phils signed him as a free agent after he was released by the Rangers and the Brewers. Smyly started 12 games for the Phillies in 2019, piling up a 3-2 record and a 4.45 ERA with a 1.324 WHIP and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

He spent 2020 with the Giants, where he quietly had one of the better years of his career:

The Braves mark the 31-year-old's sixth team since he made his Major League debut in 2012. He has a career ERA of 4.13 and a 35-35 record as a starter.

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