Phillies Make Another Trade to Improve Bullpen on Monday

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Philadelphia Phillies made another trade to bolster their bullpen on Monday.
The Philadelphia Phillies made another trade to bolster their bullpen on Monday. / (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

The Philadelphia Phillies continue to be active this season as they look to rebound following their World Series loss. Just this past weekend, Philadelphia pulled off a trade with the Detroit Tigers for All-Star reliever Gregory Soto.

Dave Dombrowski and company were back at it again on Monday, executing another deal to improve the bullpen.

Philadelphia has opted to cash in one of its top prospects for a reliever, sending Erik Miller to the San Francisco Giants for Yunior Marte.

Marte entered the pros as an international signing by the Kansas City Royals in 2012. He eventually joined the Giants in 2020 as a free agent and made his MLB debut last season at 27 years old. Marte logged 39 appearances throughout the 2022 campaign for San Francisco, recording a 5.44 ERA and 44 strikeouts across 48.0 innings.

Miller, meanwhile, was the team's fourth-round selection in the 2019 MLB Draft. He was ranked as the No. 7 prospect in Philadelphia's farm system before this trade, but the Phillies also left the Stanford product unprotected in this winter's Rule 5 Draft, showing he was expendable.

Philly seems to think there's untapped potential in Marte after his first season as a pro. Pitching coach Caleb Cotham will look to work his magic with the 27-year-old in 2023.

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