Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Philadelphia Phillies looking for arms in tight market

By Todd Zolecki

General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has been on his Blackberry incessantly in recent weeks.

He is looking for pitching help, and he is finding this year is much like previous years.

There isn't much out there.

"How many starting pitchers moved last year?" Amaro said Monday from his office at Citizens Bank Park. "Three?"

The Indians traded CC Sabathia to the Brewers, and the Athletics traded Joe Blanton to the Phillies and Rich Harden to the Cubs before last year's July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

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