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Phillies reportedly acquire another reliever before trade deadline


According to Ken Rosenthal and Matt Gelb of The Athletic, the Phillies have acquired RHP David Phelps from the Milwaukee Brewers. The Phillies are sending two or three low-level prospects to Milwaukee, according to Gelb.

The Phillies have made a move before the 4 pm trade deadline. (Destiny Lugardo/Phillies Nation)

Phelps, 33, is having an impressive year with the Brewers. In 12 appearances, he has a 2.77 ERA. Nine of those appearances were scoreless outings. He is controllable beyond this year as he has an affordable $4.5 million team option for 2021.

Phelps is a much-needed addition for the Phillies considering they are short on lefty specialists. While Phelps himself is a right-handed reliever, his splits against lefties have been phenomenal:

Phelps, a former Yankee, also played for Joe Girardi for three seasons and is considered to be a favorite of his.

This year’s trade deadline is at 4:00 pm ET. Girardi will address the Philadelphia media shortly afterwards.

We’ll have more information on this story as it becomes available.

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