Guardians sign ex-Yankees, Mets prospect

Phil Diehl

Former Yankees lefty relief prospect Phil Diehl signed a minor league deal with the Guardians.

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Phillip Diehl is joining a new organization.

FanSided’s Robert Murray reports that the left-hander is in agreement with the Cleveland Guardians on a minor-league deal.

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The New York Mets acquired Diehl along with Tyler Naquin from the Cincinnati Reds in July. He made 13 appearances for Triple-A Syracuse, putting in 16.1 innings of work for a 8.27 ERA with 9 strikeouts. He elected free agency in October.

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The 28-year-old was selected by the New York Yankees in the 27th round of the 2016 MLB Draft. He spent time in the minors then was traded to the Colorado Rockies in 2019. He was designated for assignment in 2021 and claimed off waivers by the Reds, with whom he made five major-league appearances. He cleared waivers and was outrighted before being traded to the Mets.

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