President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski made the announcement today that the Phillies have signed right-handed reliever Seranthony Domnguez to a two-year contract extension with a club option for 2025.
With nine saves, a 1.14 WHIP, 61 strikeouts in 51.0 innings, and a career-high 54 appearances in 2022, the 28-year-old held opponents to a.197 batting average. Domnguez pitched in every round of the postseason, going 2-0 with a save, a 1.69 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP, and 18 strikeouts to just one walk in nine appearances. Since joining the Phillies in 2018, he has made 135 appearances in 134.2 innings, going 11-10 with 25 saves, a 3.14 earned run average, and 165 strikeouts.
According to Statcast data, Domnguez’s fastball has averaged 97.8 mph throughout his career. He is tied with teammate José Alvarado for the fastest fastball among all 166 pitchers who have thrown at least 500 pitches for the team since pitch tracking began in 2008. In terms of fastball velocity, he was in the 96th percentile of all pitchers during the previous season.
The Phillies have reached an agreement with all players who are eligible for arbitration for the 2023 season as a result of Domnguez’s extension.