Tuesday, May 30, 2023

2023 Chachi #23 Gregory Soto

Gregory Soto
Relief Pitcher

Bats:  Left  Throws:  Left  Height:  6'1"  Weight:  234
Opening Day Age:  28
Born:  February 11, 1995, Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic
Acquired:  Traded by the Detroit Tigers with Kody Clemens to the Phillies for Nick Maton, Donny Sands and Matt Vierling, January 7, 2023
Contract Status:  Arbitration eligible 2024
Major League Teams:  Detroit Tigers 2019-2022; Philadelphia Phillies 2023

Gregory Soto joined the Phillies in January, but it cost the Phillies two players who were important parts of the 2022 National League Champions' clubhouse.  The deal could ultimate work out for both clubs, but all three key players in the swap have struggled somewhat so far in 2023.  Vierling is batting .241 as the Tigers' regular right fielder, while Maton is hitting just .165 as their most used third baseman.  Soto has appeared in 25 games for the Phillies and has been plagued by four awful outings.  In 20 of his 25 relief appearances, he's not been charged with any runs.

Soto was an All-Star with the Tigers in 2021 and 2022, saving 18 and 30 games respectively in each of those seasons.  He's got one save so far with the Phillies, but most opportunities will likely go to Craig Kimbrel, Seranthony Dominguez or Jose Alvarado (when healthy).

Other Notable Baseball Cards

First Mainstream Card:  2018 Bowman Draft #BD-53
Topps Flagship Set Appearances (3):  2019, 2022-2023
Newest Card Added to My Phillies Collection:  2023 Topps #86
Total Cards in My Phillies Collection:  1 as of 5/29/23.

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