Phillies Trade Jeremy Hellickson to Orioles

The Phillies' trade chips are moving, and Jeremy Hellickson is the latest to have his bags packed. And they're ticketed for Baltimore.

The Phillies late Friday night traded Hellickson to the Orioles for outfielder Hyun Soo Kim, minor-league pitcher Garrett Cleavinger and international pool money.

The right-hander, who started for the Phils on Opening Day the past two years, was scratched less than an hour before his scheduled start Friday against the Braves. He heads to Baltimore with a 6-5 record and 4.73 ERA in 20 starts this season. Acquired from Arizona prior to last season. Hellickson finishes his season-and-a-half stint with the Phillies with an 18-15 record and 4.09 ERA in 52 starts. He will be a free agent at the end of this season.

Kim, who is in his second season in the majors with Orioles after arriving from Korea, is hitting just .232 this season with one homer and 10 RBIs. Those numbers have been a huge dip from his first MLB season when he hit .302 with six homers and 22 RBIs last season. All signs point to Kim filling a bench role for the Phillies.

Cleavinger, a third-round pick of the O's in 2015 out of the University of Oregon, has spent this season in Double A Bowie, where he has underwhelmed with a 2-4 record and 6.28 ERA in 38.2 innings of relief.

Shortly after the Phillies' 10-3 win, the club traded outfielder/infielder Howie Kendrick to the Nationals. On Wednesday, reliever Pat Neshek was shipped to the Rockies.

(More coming…)

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