The Phillies have acquired 30-year old lefty reliever Jake Taschner from the Giants for 27-year old righty swinging catcher Ronny Paulino. Taschner pitched in 67 games (0 starts) for the Giants last season and he was 3-2 with a 4.88 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. He has now pitched in 178 games (0 starts) in his major league career in which he is 8-4 with a 5.01 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. The Phillies needed another lefty for the pen with J.C. Romero missing the 50 fifty games of the 2009 season due to a failed drug test. Chris Coste had beaten out Paulino for the backup job making him expendable.