Thursday, May 8, 2008

Phillies Acquire Randolph

The Phillies acquired lefty reliever Stephen Randolph from the Houston Astros for a player to be named later. 


The 34 year old Randolph has actually been quite good for Houston's Triple-A affiliate, with a 1.23 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 14 innings. He's also walked 11 batters. He pitched about 14 innings in the majors in 2007, but didn't do anything of particular note. Randolph will start with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. 

...Iron Pigs?

The Phillies search for another left handed option in the bullpen continues. Steve Kline hasn't done well in the minors and as good as J.C. Romero has been, who knows when he may get worn out. It would be nice to have him available as the main setup guy rather than the left-hander in the bullpen, though Tom Gordon has been quite good of late as the setup guy. 

...We'll see what happens with Mr. Randolph.

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