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Say Mahay?

Could the Phillies acquire lefthander Ron Mahay from the Kansas City Royals?

Say Mahay?

Kansas City setup man Ron Mahay has a 1.81 ERA in 45 appearances this season, with five wins and 17 holds. (G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
Kansas City setup man Ron Mahay has a 1.81 ERA in 45 appearances this season, with five wins and 17 holds. (G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

Could Kansas City Royals lefthander Ron Mahay be headed to the Phillies?

Maybe, but I spoke with a Phillies source earlier today and he said they are not close to a deal with the Royals. In fact, he said there is no proposal on the table. That could change with the Phillies looking for a lefthanded relief pitcher before Thursday's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline. ESPN.com reported that double-A Reading shortstop Jason Donald could be part of a deal for Mahay, who is having a great season and is signed for $4 million in 2009. But again, there apparently is no deal on the table.

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The Phillies have recalled lefthander J.A. Happ to take righthander Adam Eaton's spot in the bullpen.

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The Phillies placed third baseman Pedro Feliz on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation. He returned to Philadelphia today, where team physician Michael Ciccotti will examine him. The Phillies don't know how much time Feliz might miss, but he is eligible to be activated Aug. 9 against Pittsburgh. Triple-A Lehigh Valley infielder Mike Cervanek has been recalled and will take Feliz's place on the roster.

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