Phillies Aquire Matt Stairs

With the non-waiver deadline approaching, the Phillies acquired Matt Stairs from the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Fox Sport's Ken Rosenthal.

Phillies GM Pat Gillick has not made an official announcement yet.

The Blue Jays will receive a prospect to be named later.

Stairs will be a backup outfielder and give the Phillies a lift off the bench. He will benefit by hitting at Citizen's Bank Park.

Stairs has 6 homeruns and 10 RBI at Citizens Bank Park in his career.

Stairs is hitting .250 this year with 11 homeruns and 44 RBI. He has an OPS of .736.

He is a career .266 hitter with 252 homeruns in a 16 year career.

The Blue Jays will rely on their prospect Travis Snider to take over in right field. The 20 year old was drafted in 2006, and jumped from A-MLB in a matter of a season.

A good addition for the Phillies, who lost today to the Cubs 3-2, after the bullpen blew the lead one again.


Christopher Paquette said...

What a genius move this was!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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