Brogdon was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Saturday.
Brogdon hit the injured list on the final day before the All-Star break but was merely there due to contact tracing and evidently didn't test positive for the virus himself. He's been a passable relief option for the Phillies this season, but his 4.19 ERA is nothing special and comes with just a 21.0 percent strikeout rate, a number which comes nowhere near his 38.6 percent strikeout rate from his 11.1-inning debut last season. Mauricio Llovera was optioned in a corresponding move.
Brogdon was placed on the COVID-19 injured list due to contact tracing, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Brogdon is in contact tracing after potentially coming into contact with Alec Bohm (COVID-19), who is the only Phillies player to test positive to this point. Assuming Brogdon continues to test negative and passes through the league's health and safety protocols, he could return shortly after the All-Star break.
Brogdon was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Sunday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Brogdon was among four Phillies' players placed on the COVID-19 injured list Sunday. It's unclear what has caused the move, or how long Brogdon will be sidelined as a result.
Brogdon (5-2) struck out one across two perfect innings, earning the win Monday versus the Cubs.
Brogdon pitched the fifth and sixth innings after a somewhat short outing from starter Matt Moore. The reliever pitched well, and Philadelphia took the lead in the top of the sixth to put Brogdon in line for the win. The right-hander has been decent in a versatile role with a 4.13 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 29:12 K:BB across 32.2 innings. He's collected a save, seven holds and three blown saves, but he isn't very high in the pecking order for saves despite turmoil in the closer role for the Phillies.
Brogdon was credited with the save Saturday against the Nationals. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning and struck out two.
Brogdon only needed 14 pitches (nine strikes) to secure his first save of the season and did it in impressive fashion, striking out two of the three batters he faced -- none other than Trea Turner and Juan Soto. The 26-year-old right-hander got the save chance since the established closer, Hector Neris, was placed on the paternity list Saturday, so the former might not be tasked with picking up more save chances going forward. Jose Alvarado and Sam Coonrod could see save opportunities in the near future while Neris is unavailable, though the fact that Brogdon came through in the clutch when called upon is an encouraging sign for the future.
Brogdon (4-1) retired the only batter he faced and earned the win Friday versus Toronto.
The right-hander relieved starter Vince Velasquez with two outs in the sixth inning. Brogdon got Cavan Biggio to fly out to end the inning, and Philadelphia took the lead with a five-run rally in the top of the seventh. The 26-year-old has a 5.28 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 10:7 K:BB across 15.1 innings this year. He's given up three runs (two earned) in in 5.1 innings in May, and he typically hasn't seen much high-leverage work.
Brogdon (3-1) was dealt the loss and a blown save Tuesday against the Giants, allowing six runs on five hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning.
Brogdon entered Tuesday having pitched 6.2 scoreless innings to open the season but completely fell apart after being tasked with preserving a two-run lead, allowing a pair of three-run home runs in the eighth inning. Brogdon's unexpected collapse caused his ERA to balloon to 7.36.
Brogdon (3-0) gave up two hits and a walk while striking out two over 1.2 scoreless innings Wednesday to pick up the win in an 8-2 victory over the Mets.
The right-hander has already made three appearances in 2021 and come away with the win in each of them, as Brogdon found himself in the right place at the right time to benefit from an offensive surge by the Phillies. The 26-year-old has a 0.00 ERA and 3:1 K:BB in 3.2 innings, but the team's crowded bullpen could keep him from consistent late-inning work even if he continues to pitch well, although his fantasy value is hardly suffering in his current role.
Brogdon (2-0) earned the win Monday against the Mets, striking out one and allowing one hit in a scoreless eighth inning.
Brogdon was brought in to face the Mets' fifth, sixth and seventh hitters with a two-run deficit in the top of the eighth. He allowed a single to J.D. Davis, then got Jeff McNeil to ground into a double play and struck out James McCann. That left Brogdon as the pitcher of record when the Phillies scored five runs in the bottom half of the inning to take the lead for good. While Brogdon likely won't remain the Phillies' wins leader for too much longer, he appears to be fourth in the team's high-leverage hierarchy behind Hector Neris, Jose Alvarado and Archie Bradley, so he should continue to pitch in close games going forward.
Brogdon (1-0) picked up the win in Thursday's season opener against Atlanta, tossing a clean 10th inning.
In an oddity that can only happen in an era where teams start with a runner on second base in extras, Brogdon only faced two batters to retire the side. He shut down a pair of very good ones however, getting Freddie Freeman on a groundout before Marcell Ozuna flew out to center fielder Roman Quinn, who threw Ozzie Albies out at home for the inning-ending double play. It's notable that it was Brogdon who was called upon for the high-leverage frame after Archie Bradley, Jose Alvarado and Hector Neris had already been used. That suggests that Brogdon is fourth in the team's hierarchy -- nowhere near save chances at the moment, but within striking distance should he pitch well to open the season while the more established names ahead of him struggle.
Manager Joe Girardi said Brogdon is "fine" after a rib issue forced him to exit Sunday's spring game against the Pirates, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
It's apparently a somewhat common issue for the 26-year-old to have a rib pop out, so the rib was popped back in and he's good to go. Brogdon made his big-league debut for the Phillies last season and pitched well with a 3.97 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 17:5 K:BB over 11.1 innings.
Brogdon was removed from his relief appearance in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates due to a back injury, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
After striking out the first batter he faced, Brogdon asked out of the contest when manager Joe Girardi and a team trainer visited him on the mound. The 26-year-old can be considered day-to-day until the Phillies provide another update on his condition.
Brogdon is seen as a potential setup man by the Phillies this season, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Brogdon flashed plenty of potential during his 11.1-inning debut last season, posting a 3.97 ERA and 0.88 WHIP. His 38.6 percent strikeout rate proved to be more than enough to overcome his 11.4 percent walk rate and 36.4 percent groundball rate. Brogdon's inexperience means he's clearly behind Hector Neris and Archie Bradley in the battle for the closer job, but it's not out of the question that he could push for saves at some point if he excels while those two struggle.
Brogdon was recalled from the alternate training site Wednesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander was optioned to the alternate site between the games of Sunday's doubleheader, but he'll make a quick return to the team. Brogdon has surrendered five runs on four hits (three homers) with a 7:3 K:BB over five innings this season.
The Phillies optioned Brogdon to their alternate training site following their 2-1 loss to the Marlins in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader.
With top backstop J.T. Realmuto (hip) not available for either end of the twin bill, the Phillies called up catcher Rafael Marchan to add some depth behind the plate after Andrew Knapp drew the start in Game 1. Marchan will take the active roster spot of Brogdon, who struck out four over 2.1 perfect innings of long relief in the Phillies' 2-1 loss in the first game.
Brogdon was recalled from the alternate training site Sunday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old was demoted to the alternate site Friday, but he'll make a quick return to the team with Spencer Howard (shoulder) heading to the injured list. Brogdon has appeared in three games this season, allowing five runs on four hits with three strikeouts and three walks across 2.2 innings.
Brogdon was optioned to the alternate training site Friday.
The 25-year-old was promoted at the start of the week but did not see game action during his time with the team. Brogdon appeared in three games earlier this season and gave up five runs on four hits with three strikeouts and three walks over 2.2 innings.
The Phillies recalled Brogdon from their alternate training site Monday.
The Phillies will add Brogdon to their bullpen as a replacement for Mauricio Llovera, who was unlikely to be available for at least a couple days after giving up four runs in a 41-pitch seventh inning in Sunday's 14-1 loss to the Mets. Brogdon previously made three relief appearances for the big club this season, working 2.2 innings and surrendering five runs on four hits -- including three home runs -- while walking three.
Brogdon was optioned to the Phillies' alternate training site Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Brogdon's contract was recently selected by the Phillies, but he'll return to the alternate training site after the team acquired several relievers via trade. The right-hander made three appearances during his time in the majors, allowing five runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three.
Brogdon's contract was selected by the Phillies on Tuesday.
The Phillies made several changes to their struggling bullpen Tuesday, bringing up Brogdon and Blake Parker to replace Nick Pivetta and Trevor Kelley. Brogdon is purely a relief prospect but has at least a modest amount of upside, as he produced a 35.8 percent strikeout rate and an 8.1 percent walk rate across the three highest levels of the minors last season, leading to a 2.61 ERA and 0.92 WHIP. It would be a surprise to see him pitching in important spots right away, though, even with the scarcity of reliable options in the Phillies' bullpen.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/21||@ NYY||L 5-6||2.0||0||0||1||2|
|07/18||vs MIA||W 7-4||1.2||2||0||1||0|
|07/10||@ BOS||W 11-2||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/09||@ BOS||L 5-11||0.1||1||0||0||0|
|07/07||@ CHC||L 3-8||0.1||2||1||0||0|
|07/05||@ CHC||W 13-3||1||2.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/30||vs MIA||L 6-11||1.0||2||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2019||AAX-Reading Fightin Phil||23.2||15||0||0||1||1||2||39||7||12||2.72||0.819|
|2019||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||32.1||26||0||0||3||1||2||44||12||23||3.08||1.090|