By Sam Bush
Free-agent reliever Craig Kimbrel and the Phillies have agreed on a one-year deal worth $10 million, according to The Athletic.
The 34-year-old Kimbrel saved 22 games for the Dodgers last season, finishing with a 3.75 ERA.
He’s a seven-time All-Star, most recently in 2021. Kimbrel leads all active players with 394 career saves.
No Phils reliever totaled more than 12 saves in 2022.
The Phillies will be the seventh MLB team for Kimbrel, who is headed into his 14th season.
He returns to the NL East, where he was arguably the sport’s best closer from 2011-14 as a member of the Braves.
Kimbrel remained excellent after being dealt to the Padres and subsequently to the Red Sox. Dave Dombrowski was running baseball operations in Boston while Kimbrel was there for three straight All-Star seasons between 2016-18. They’re now reunited with Dombrowski leading the charge in Philly.