Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Phils Get Eyre

It looks like the Phillies have acquired lefthander Scott Eyre from the Cubs.

Phils Get Eyre

The Phillies have added left-handed reliever Scott Eyre from the Cubs in exchange for minor league right-hander Brian Schlitter. (Getty Images)
The Phillies have added left-handed reliever Scott Eyre from the Cubs in exchange for minor league right-hander Brian Schlitter. (Getty Images)

We just caught wind that the Phillies have acquired lefthander Scott Eyre from the Chicago Cubs.

It appears single-A Clearwater pitcher Brian Schlitter was part of the trade.

Details to come.

Update: It's official. The Phillies have traded Schlitter to the Cubs for Eyre. The Cubs designated Eyre for assignment this week after he went 2-0 with a 7.15 ERA in just 19 appearances because of two stints on the disabled list. He had 14 scoreless appearances to start the season before he got rocked in his last five. In the official team press release, the Phillies mention that six of the nine earned runs Eyre has allowed have come against American League teams, for whatever that's worth.

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He has held lefthanders to a .259 average and .244 average for his career.

Schlitter, the team's 16th round pick i n2007, was 4-3 with a 2.22 ERA and six saves in 34 games for Clearwater.

Eyre's acquisition fills a need for another lefthander in the bullpen, so you have to imagine J.A. Happ could be headed back to triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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