Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Ryan Sherriff was reinstated from the 60-day injured list on Monday, with the club promptly designating the
Sherriff (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday. Sherriff was claimed off waivers from the Rays in November but has been shut down due to biceps tendinitis since late March. He remains without a clear timeline but will now be ineligible to return before early June. The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the Phillies to select Roman Quinn's contract.
Sherriff (biceps) will open the season on the injured list, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports. Sherriff has been battling biceps tendinitis, an issue apparently serious enough to keep him from breaking camp with the team. His return timeline is unclear.
Sherriff hasn't appeared in any of the Phillies' Grapefruit League games since Monday due to biceps tendinitis, Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Sherriff is scheduled to play catch Monday and isn't being ruled out from making the Opening Day roster, but he may be running out of time to prove his health in advance of the Phillies' first regular-season game next Friday against Oakland. The lefty is one of several relievers who have been banged up in spring camp, with Sam Coonrod (shoulder), Jose Alvarado (neck) and Connor Brogdon (undisclosed) having all battled injuries of varying degrees.
The Phillies made their first acquisition of the offseason on Friday by claiming reliever Ryan Sherriff off waivers from Tampa Bay. Sheriff, a 31-year-old left-hander, posted a 5.52 ERA last season in 16 big-league appearances with 16 strikeouts and nine walks in 14⅔ innings. He relies heavily on his slider and his sinker sits in the low-90s. Sheriff can still be optioned to the minors, which makes him an attractive option if he can stay on the 40-man roster this offseason.
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Sherriff was claimed off waivers by the Phillies on Friday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Sherriff owns a 3.65 ERA in 44.1 career innings at the major-league level, which should in theory make him a useful part of the bullpen for the Phillies, who have struggled to put together a reliable unit in recent seasons. The lefty's ERA spiked to 5.52 in 14.2 innings this season as his walk rate jumped to 12.5 percent, however, so there's every chance he takes another step back in his age-32 season next year.