The Philadelphia Phillies acquire lefty reliever Scott Eyre from the Cubs

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 7 August 2008 at 5:46 pm

The Phillies have acquired veteran lefty reliever Scott Eyre from the Cubs for 22-year old righty reliever Brian Schlitter. The 36-year old lefty Eyre was not having a good season for the Cubs. He pitched in 19 games (0 starts) for the Cubs this season and he was 2-0 with a 7.15 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP. He will give the Phillies a second lefty in the bullpen to work in front of J.C. Romero. Eyre has now pitched in 556 games (32 starts) in his major league career and he is 23-29 with 4 saves, a 4.42 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. Brian Schlitter was pitching well in A-ball for the Phillies this season. He worked in 34 games (0 starts) for Clearwater and he is 4-3 with 6 saves, a 2.22 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Schlitter was not a highly ranked prospect for the Phillies so this was likely a good move for the team.

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