Odorizzi, 30, is the top remaining free-agent pitcher heading into the 2021 MLB season. Though he hasn't yet signed with a team, it hasn't been for lack of interest. The Los Angeles Angels, among others, remain engaged, Heyman notes.
Injuries limited Odorizzi to a 6.59 ERA over 13 2/3 innings with the Minnesota Twins in 2020. The veteran hurler was an All-Star the year prior, however, going 15-7 with a 3.51 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 10.1 K/9 across 30 starts.
It was reported in January that Odorizzi was seeking a three-year deal worth between $36 million and $42 million. The St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, and Twins have all been linked to him at various points this offseason.
The Phillies are currently poised to enter the campaign with Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler as locks atop the rotation. Zach Eflin, Vince Velasquez, Matt Moore, Spencer Howard, and Chase Anderson are among the options to draw starts for Philadelphia.