The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly signed right hander Zach Eflin to a 3-year, $40 million deal.
Eflin, 28, spent the first seven seasons of his MLB career with the Philadelphia Phillies.
He has been a starter throughout his career, though he worked out of the bullpen late this past season and during the postseason because a September return from a knee injury did not allow enough time to get stretched all the way back out to start. Eflin is expected to join Tampa’s rotation.
In 20 appearances in 2022 — 13 of them starts — Eflin went 3-5 with a 4.04 ERA to go along with 65 strikeouts in 75.2 innings.
It was his seventh season as a member of the Phillies after being selected in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft.
In 127 big league games, Eflin is 36-45 with a 4.49 ERA.