At this point as the trade deadline looms it’s a waiting game. Seemingly every team in baseball is interested in Sonny Gray, and considering his contract situation, he is probably the most coveted player on the market.
If and when Gray gets traded the floodgates will open on the trade market and teams will then go after the next best thing: Yu Darvish.
“It’s great because they’re in first place and have a good chance to make the postseason,” Kendrick said Friday night (via ESPN). “That’s what we live for. Our ultimate goal as players is to win a World Series. I couldn’t think of a better place to be going to.”
In return for Kendrick the Phillies received 21-year-old minor-league pitcher McKenzie Mills, who has struck out 118 batters in 104.2 innings in Single-A ball. Philadelphia will also eat a good portion of Kendrick’s remaining contract.
Hellickson has a 4.73 ERA in 20 starts for the Phillies this year, with a 6-5 record.
“Jeremy Hellickson is a solid, dependable veteran major-league starter who knows how to win in the American League,” Orioles’ executive vice president for baseball operations Dan Duquette said.
In the Hellickson deal, the Phillies received outfielder Hyun Soo Kim and left-handed pitcher Garrett Cleavinger from Baltimore.
Kim made his MLB debut earlier this season while Cleavinger is a 23-year-old MLB Jerseys Usa reliever with no MLB experience. The Orioles will receive cash from the Phillies as well to New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys cover a good portion of the $6.1 million left on Hellickson’s contract this season.