Phillies trade for Milwaukee Brewers reliever David Phelps

The Phillies made a trade for Milwaukee Brewers reliever David Phelps instantly before Monday’s deadline.

As per a source, the Phillies are sending the Brewers more than one possibility from the lower levels of their minor-league system.

Phelps, 33, has a 2.77 ERA and 0.69 WHIP in 12 appearances this season. He’s struck out 20 and walked two in 13 innings.

He has a 2.85 ERA in 171 appearances since 2016.

The Phillies can control Phelps past this season in the event that they pick. He has a $4.5 million team option for 2021 or that option can be purchased out for $250,000.

Phelps has history with Phillies manager Joe Girardi, playing for him from 2012-14 with the Yankees.

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