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The Philadelphia Phillies announced that they picked up relief pitcher Ryan Sherriff off of waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays. The 31-year-old made his major league debut in 2017 with the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Over the course of four seasons in the majors split between the Cardinals and Rays, Sherriff owns a 3.65 ERA with a 1.308 WHIP over 44.1 innings pitched. However, Sherriff had a 2021 season worth forgetting.

He threw 14.2 innings this past season and registered a 5.52 ERA with a 1.568 WHIP. It prompted Tampa Bay to non tender the lefty, but he could still help provide a boost for the Phillies if he can rediscover his 2017 form. 

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He will join a bullpen that is undergoing a revamp and needs additional left-handed hurlers. There was zero risk in claiming Sherriff and he could help provide some much needed stability.

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