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Phillies Interested in Jake Odorizzi



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The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly kept their eyes on free-agent right hander Jake Odorizzi, checking in with his camp regarding the asking price, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

Odorizzi is reportedly seeking a three-year deal around $15 million per year, and that price tag may be too rich for the Phillies as it would put them well above the $210 million luxury tax threshold.

Injuries essentially wiped out Odorizzi’s 2020 campaign, but he had a strong 2019 season with the Minnesota Twins, pitching to a 3.51 ERA over 159 innings, and clocking a career-high 27.1% strikeout rate.

The Phillies aren’t alone, as the Los Angeles Angels are also interested in Odorizzi, and have a better financial situation to work with that Philadelphia.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.