The Major League Baseball draft was shortened to five rounds this year, instead of the usual 40, due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving clubs free to sign as many free agents as they wanted for $20,000 apiece. The draft ended Thursday night and the free-agent signing period began Sunday morning.

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed Liberty pitcher Noah Skirrow. Skirrow’s junior season for the Flames was cut short due to COVID-19. He started 4 games with a 1.96 ERA with 23 innings pitched in the shortened season. For his career, Skirrow won 10 games for Liberty with a 3.83 ERA in 166.2 innings pitched. He started 33 of the 35 games he appeared in.

Skirrow was a Cape Cod League all-star last year as he pitched for the Orleans Firebirds. In 7 games, Skirrow pitched 29.1 innings and had a 2.76 ERA.