Phillies Reward Key Reliever With Contract Extension

Tyler Maher
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed a key reliever to a contract extension.
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed a key reliever to a contract extension. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Dave Dombrowski must value loyalty, because he loves rewarding players who have performed well for him. That was his M.O. when he was running the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox, and he's continued to do so since taking over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Dombrowski's latest move in that vein was signing reliever Seranthony Dominguez to a two-year contract extension on Thursday.

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Dominguez was Philadelphia's final unsigned arbitration-eligible player, but he's now locked up through at least 2024. The Phillies also have a team option that they could pick up for 2025, which would be his first year of free agency.

Philly is apparently confident in Dominguez, who came back strong last year in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery. After undergoing the procedure in 2020 and pitching just 1 inning in 2021, Dominguez returned to form with a 3.00 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP and 61 strikeouts in 51 innings last year, helping the Phillies reach the World Series.

The 28-year-old right-hander has been one of Philadelphia's most reliable bullpen arms since debuting in 2018, logging a 3.14 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP and an 11.0 K/9 rate across parts of four seasons. The Phillies hope he can continue to anchor their relief corps going forward, especially after his exceptional performance during last year's playoff run (1.69 ERA).

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