UPDATE (10:47 a.m.): David Murphy says Helms was traded for cash considerations. The Marlins agreed to pay a portion of Helms’ salary. Maybe that money will go into the Ryan Howard College Fund jar on top of the front office fridge.
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Phillies have dealt 3B Wes Helms to the Marlins. No word yet on whether the Phils will get cash or a player in return.
It’s definitely a surprise â€” the Phils would’ve had to release Helms in a few days without getting anything in return.