Welcome to Philadelphia, Vinny Nittoli:

Jim Salisbury says the Phils are giving up minor league catcher Karl Ellison in the deal.

However, I’m not convinced this guy is real. Vinny Nittoli sounds like a peripheral character from The Sopranos, like when Tony Siragusa was Frankie Cortese in a couple of episodes. Vinny Nittoli sounds like a rival gang member or even a former associate-gone-bad who is accused of stealing from the family, so they send Furio to take care of him.

Anyway, Nittoli is 31 years old and has pitched a grand total of one game in the Majors, which was for Seattle in 2021. He’s got a 3.30 combined ERA this season and has thrown 46 innings with a 0.99 WHIP and some good overall numbers, so let’s see what this guy can do, yeah?