Thursday, August 7, 2008
Phils Acquire Lefty Scott Eyre
Little is know on this except the following. The Philadelphia Phillies made a trade today. They've acquired Lefty Scott Eyre (2-0 7.15 ERA) from the Chicago Cubs. They traded Single A (Clearwater) prospect Brian Schlitter (Drafted out of the College of Charlseton in 16th round of the 2007 Draft, 4-3 2.22 ERA).
More info as we find out.
The Phillies expressed interest in a Lefty Reliever throughout the trade deadline period, but were unable to find an appealing deal and all indications are a trade with the Rockies for Brian Fuentes would have cost the Phillies' already depleted system too much.
The Chicago Cubs, owners of the National League's best record, designated Scott Eyre for assignment two days ago with activiation of closer Kerry Wood. Knowing the market for LOOGYs was slim, Chicago expected some interest and pulled the trigger fairly quickly.
UPDATE: Todd Zolecki reported the trade about a half hour ago