Report: Phillies trade for right-handed reliever Corey Oswalt
The Phillies have traded for right-handed reliever Corey Oswalt, according to MLB Trade Rumors. Oswalt has been assigned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Oswalt spent four years with the New York Mets from 2018 to 2021, tallying a 5.89 ERA in 94.2 total innings. He threw 26 total games for New York, starting 14 of them. The Mets opted Oswalt off of their 40-man roster in Spring Training, where he would then go sign a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants.
Corey Oswalt has thrown six total games in this season for the Giants Triple-A team, tallying a 7.11 ERA in just 12.2 IP. The long ball has hurt Oswalt, allowing six already on the season.
The Phillies are in a tough situation right now with Zack Wheeler and Zach Eflin both on the COVID-IL, with no word on their return. The team could try Corey Oswalt in a starter role, as it wouldn’t be the first time. They could also use him as an opener if they do decide to bring him up to the major league roster.
There is no word on who or what San Francisco will be receiving in return from the Phillies at this time.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies are coming off a big win last night, as the offense surged for a 9-0 win against Seattle. The two teams take the field again tonight at 9:40, with the premiere pitching matchup of Aaron Nola vs Robbie Ray.
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