PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Phillies acquired right-hander David Phelps from the Milwaukee Brewers before Monday's trade deadline.
Phelps is the fourth reliever to join the Phillies in a trade in 10 days. They got Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Red Sox and David Hale from the Yankees on Aug. 21.
The 33-year-old Phelps is 2-3 with a 2.77 ERA in 12 games this season. He has struck out 20 and allowed only seven hits, four earned runs and walked two in 13 innings.
Phelps pitched for Phillies manager Joe Girardi from 2012-14 with the Yankees. Philadelphia enters Monday night’s game against Washington with the worst bullpen ERA in the majors at 7.01.
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