Braves: NL East rival signs Kolby Allard

Braves roster moves

According to the Philadelphia Phillies official X account, they have signed left-handed pitcher Kolby Allard to a one-year deal.

Kolby Allard’s career actually began with the Braves organization as he was selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 draft. He would go on to make his debut with the team a few years later in 2018 but would only make three appearances with the Braves before he was traded to the Rangers for Chris Martin.

Flash forward to the winter of 2022, and the Braves re-acquired Kolby Allard for Jake Odorizzi. Allard was brought in to compete for one of the final spots in the rotation, but unfortunately, a severe oblique strain forced him to begin the season on the 60-day IL.

That would be the story of Allard’s 2023 campaign. He did end up returning from the oblique strain and made a few appearances for the Braves, but a shoulder injury in July ended his season. This is nothing more than a depth add to the Phillies. Given the Braves have plenty of rotation depth, there was never much of a chance they retained him.

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