Former Pink Sox pitcher Noah Music DFA’d by Phillies, opening path for doable return

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Music was as soon as seen as one of many prime pitching prospects within the Pink Sox’ group.

Noah Music was designated for project by the Phillies on Saturday. Chris Carlson/AP Picture

The Pink Sox might be getting a pitcher again from one other staff at deadline time.

Noah Music was formally designated for project by the Phillies on Saturday following the completion of his current rehab project.

A slew of choices open up in consequence on what is going to occur with Music’s future. The Phillies can commerce the Pink Sox’ 2019 fourth-round decide forward of Tuesday’s commerce deadline. If they will’t discover a deal for Music, he’ll get positioned on waivers. If a staff claims Music off waivers, they have to maintain him on their energetic MLB roster for the rest of the season or he’ll return to the Pink Sox as a result of he was a Rule 5 Draft decide this previous offseason.

The 26-year-old Music has had an eventful baseball journey up to now. After the Pink Sox chosen him in 2019, he pitched for the Lowell Spinners in Low-A ball later that yr. He pitched effectively, posting a 1.06 ERA with a 0.88 WHIP and 19 strikeouts over 17 innings pitched.

However proper because it was wanting just like the Pink Sox had a strong pitching prospect, Music’s first stint with the group unofficially got here to a detailed not too lengthy after. Music’s petition to delay his flight college requirement for the Navy was denied in Dec. 2019, requiring him to start his energetic service time and depart the Pink Sox.

After Music accomplished his flight coaching in Might 2022, he utilized for a waiver to renew his baseball profession. That want was granted in February, two months after the Phillies chosen track within the Rule 5 Draft.

Music was shut down although within the opening weeks of spring coaching as a consequence of a again damage. He started the season on the 60-day injured record earlier than starting his rehab stints in late June.

Music made eight complete rehab appearances out of the bullpen between Single-A, Double-A, and Triple-A. He was strong in his 4 Single-A outings, posting a 1.93 ERA however he struggled in Double-A and Triple-A. He completed his rehab stint with a 7.36 ERA and a 2.091 WHIP over 11 innings pitched.

A staff might threat selecting up Music to try to see if they will get the 2019 model of him. If not, Boston might try to see what it has with the prospect that many followers have been as soon as excessive on.