The Phillies have acquired 28-year old lefty swinging 1B/OF John Bowker from the Pirates for a player to be named later. Bowker played in 19 games for the Pirates this year and he was 4 for 17 (.235 avg, .610 OPS) with 2 RBIs. He has now played in 228 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 133 for 561 (.237 avg, .679 OPS) with 54 runs scored, 17 homers, 73 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. The Phillies will likely call him up tomorrow when rosters expand. He will give them another bat off the bench.