UPDATE (12:04 a.m.): The deal is set, with the Phillies sending Hellickson and cash to Baltimore for Cleavinger, international bonus money and outfielder Hyun Soo Kim.
In the second year of a two-year, $7 million contract, Kim is hitting .232/.305/.288 with one home run and 10 RBI this season. Last year he hit .302/.382/.420 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 305 at bats. He’s likely to slot into the Phils bench, taking Kendrick’s spot after that trade.
UPDATE (11:43 p.m.): The Phillies will receive pitcher Garrett Cleavinger in the trade. The 23-year-old left-hander has a 6.28 ERA with 42 strikeotus and 23 walks this season for double-A Bowie.
According to Dan Connolly of MLB.com, the Phillies may also receive a major leaguer in the trade.
UPDATE (10:58 p.m.): Jon Heyman reports a deal is in place to send Hellickson to Baltimore.
UPDATE (10:53 p.m.): Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies and Baltimore Orioles are close to a deal for Hellickson. More to come.
The Phillies scratched pitcher Jeremy Hellickson from Friday night’s start against Atlanta.
Hellickson may be part of an upcoming trade. We’ll update with more information.