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Zach Phillips | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Sacramento (CA) CC
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 23 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details
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Pirates recalled LHP Zach Phillips from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Phillips was acquired from the Orioles in an August 31 waiver trade for fellow lefty Kyle Lobstein. Phillips put up a 4.35 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 85/33 K/BB ratio in 62 innings of relief this season at Triple-A. Sep 13 - 4:54 PM

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Pirates acquired LHP Zach Phillips from the Orioles for LHP Kyle Lobstein.

Phillips hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2013 and owns an underwhelming 4.45 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 60 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. The 29-year-old lefty does get a lot of swing-and-misses.
Aug 31 - 2:36 PM

Orioles sent LHP Zach Phillips outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Phillips cleared waivers after being removed from the 40-man roster and has accepted a minor league assignment. He'll provide relief depth there.
Apr 1 - 4:04 PM

Orioles signed LHP Zach Phillips to a one-year, $510,000 contract.

He'll provide some left-handed bullpen depth as Brian Matusz deals with a back injury. Phillips posted a 3.13 ERA and 64/20 K/BB ratio over 54 2/3 innings at the Triple-A affiliate for the White Sox last season and recently elected free agency. The 29-year-old previously appeared in 16 games with the Orioles from 2011-2012. MLB Trade Rumors reported the contract details.
Mar 23 - 9:18 AM

Zach Phillips has elected free agency.

He was removed from the 40-man roster and has decided to look for a job elsewhere rather than accept an outright assignment. Phillips held a 3.13 ERA with a 64/20 K/BB ratio over 54 2/3 innings in Triple-A last season.
Mar 18 - 4:09 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of LHP Zach Phillips from Triple-A Charlotte.

Phillips is now on the 40-man roster. After a stint in Japan in 2014, the 29-year-old had a 3.13 ERA, 12 saves, and 64/20 K/BB ratio over 54 2/3 innings in Triple-A this season. He has previously appeared in the majors with the majors with the Orioles and Marlins.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 01:20:00 PM

White Sox reassigned LHP Zach Phillips to minor league camp.

Phillips wasn't expected to crack the team's Opening Day roster, but should provide sold bullpen depth at the Triple-A level, provided he doesn't decide to return to Japan.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 03:25:00 PM

White Sox signed LHP Zach Phillips to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Phillips spent last season in Japan but made just nine appearances, posting a 3.27 ERA. The 28-year-old will give the Pale Hose some left-handed relief depth.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Zach Phillips has agreed to a one-year contract with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League.

Phillips was outrighted off the Marlins' 40-man roster earlier this month and opted for free agency. The 27-year-old left-hander posted a cool 2.44 ERA and 74/24 K/BB ratio in 59 innings this summer at the Triple-A level.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Zach Phillips has elected free agency.

Phillips had been outrighted off the Marlins' 40-man roster and will now seek employment elsewhere. He spent most of the 2013 season at the Triple-A level.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 07:27:00 PM

Marlins sent LHP Zach Phillips outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Phillips is no longer on the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old southpaw spent most of the 2013 season at the Triple-A level, but made three appearances with the big club in September.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Marlins selected the contract of LHP Zach Phillips from Triple-A New Orleans.

The 26-year-old southpaw was very effective in the Zephyrs bullpen, registering a 2.44 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 74/24 K/BB ratio over 59 innings. He'll likely work as a left-handed specialist for the Marlins.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 07:27:00 AM

Marlins signed RHP Zach Phillips to a minor league contract.

Phillips had a 3.17 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 45/22 K/BB ratio in 54 innings this past season at Triple-A Norfolk. He'll function as organizational depth for the Marlins.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012 03:41:00 PM

Zach Phillips has elected free agency.

Phillips, a six-year minor league free agent, was outrighted off the Orioles' 40-man roster. The 26-year-old will look for a guaranteed contract this offseason.
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 05:10:00 PM

Orioles sent RHP Zach Phillips outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Phillips allowed four runs over six innings in his brief time with the O's this season. He'll likely be brought in to compete for a middle relief job in spring training.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 04:09:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Chris Stewart
3Eric Fryer
4Jacob Stallings
5Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2Josh Bell
3Jason Rogers
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Steven Brault
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Watson
2Neftali Feliz
3Felipe Rivero
4Jared Hughes
5Juan Nicasio
6Antonio Bastardo
7Jeff Locke
8A.J. Schugel
9Tyler Glasnow
10Drew Hutchison
11Trevor Williams
12Wade LeBlanc
13Zach Phillips
14Phil Coke