Jeremy Hellickson was reportedly involved in a minor car accident on his way to the airport a day after the Phillies traded him to the Baltimore Orioles.
MLB.com reporter Brittany Ghiroli reported that Hellickson was in an accident but is fine. His girlfriend went to the emergency room from the car accident, which prevented Hellickson from joining the Orioles in Texas. He and his girlfriend instead plan to fly to Baltimore and meet the team tomorrow.
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The Phils dealt the 30-year-old right-hander on Friday evening in exchange for OF Hyun Soo Kim, minor league LHP Garrett Cleavinger and international bonus pool money.
Meanwhile, Howie Kendrick, also traded Friday by the Phillies, doubled in his Nationals debut.