According to reports, the Phillies have traded Hunter Pence to the Giants in exchange for minor league catcher Tommy Joseph, 21, who was the Giants' second round pick in the 2009 draft. The Phils may also receive outfielder Nate Schierholtz.
Joseph is a promising prospect who is batting .260 with 8 home runs and 38 RBIs this season in double-A.
It’s the second trade of a Phillies outfielder to the left coast in less than an hour.
The deal is not done, as teams are reportedly waiting one more physical. But it’s done. Pence is gone. The Phillies, purged. The 2012 season, ashes.
UPDATE: Jerry Crasnick reports that the deal is not done and some issues need to be completed beyond physicals.
UPDATE 2: It's official. Phillies receive Joseph, Schierholtz and Single-A pitcher Seth Rosin.