Update - 4:43 PM
In addition to the Phelps trade, the Phillies have made a few other internal moves:
Phillies have made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/nRgxtk12fj— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) August 31, 2020
Bruce will likely resume his role as designated hitter against righthanded pitching, while Suarez could possibly serve as a swingman out of the bullpen. This is unfortunately another setback for Kingery, coming just days after one of the few highlights of his season.
Update - 4:20 PM
The Phillies have added another piece to their beleaguered bullpen as they’ve struck a deal with Milwaukee for reliever David Phelps.
Phillies will trade multiple low-level pitchers to Milwaukee, all PTBNL. Could be two or three, according to sources.— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) August 31, 2020
Phelps is a Girardi favorite. He has a $4.5 MM club option for 2021. https://t.co/7c3MQyNFac
Phelps is an eight-year veteran who appeared in 12 games this season. His ERA is 2.77 and he has an outstanding - although significantly better than his career numbers - K/BB ratio of 10.00 this season.
Yes, the trade deadline is here. You, of course, already know this since the Phillies have already made some moves, acquiring Brandon Workman, Heath Hembree and David Hale to shore up the bullpen. There has also been a lot of rumors floating about, including one from Jim Salisbury yesterday that surely raised the eyebrows of many Phillies fans around the region.
There was a lot of buzz Sunday about the Phils being one of the teams involved in talks with Milwaukee for All-Star lefty reliever Josh Hader, who still has three more years of team control after this season.
And even though they may have already made their biggest move of the trading season with the Workman/Hembree trade, they are still trying to improve the roster. Again, according to Salisbury, they may not be done adding.
So, with that in mind, this will be your one stop shop for all the latest rumors and deals that happen around the majors. We’ll keep you up to date with whatever we hear, including any Phillies deals that might go down. Stay tuned!