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Philadelphia Phillies Acquire Reliever From Chicago Cubs

Written by Tony Ghaul

The Phillies have acquired right-hander Erich Uelmen from the Cubs in exchange for cash.

Uelmen, 26, made his big league debut with the Cubs in 2022, pitching to a 4.67 ERA with 25 strikeouts and 12 walks in 27 innings. He largely uses a four-seam fastball, a sinker, and a slider. Uelmen’s fastball averaged 93.7 miles per hour last season.

Uelmen will be battling for a 40-man roster spot in the bullpen with familiar faces like Sam Coonrod, Nick Nelson, and maybe Christopher Sanchez, along with prospects Andrew Baker and Francisco Morales.

Relief pitcher Erich Uelmen. Photo courtsey of NBC Sports

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