Phillies Send Cash Considerations to Cubs for a Righty

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Phillies press release:


The Phillies have acquired right-handed pitcher Erich Uelmen from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for cash considerations, President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski announced today.

The 26-year-old appeared in 25 games with the Cubs in 2022, finishing eight of them. He posted a 4.67 ERA, including a 2.84 mark in 23 of his 25 appearances during his first major league season. Right-handed hitters batted just .210 against him in 71 plate appearances.

A fourth-round selection by Chicago in the 2017 MLB Draft, Uelmen made 56 relief appearances and 48 starts in their minor league system, posting a 4.33 ERA. Last season was the first since 2017 in which he was used exclusively as a reliever.

To make room for Uelmen on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Vinny Nittoli was designated for assignment.

Looks like this guy throws a solid slider. He relied on that pitch against right handers more than anything, and overall hitters only went .130 against it. He also throws a fastball and a sinker while sprinkling in a changeup, but the slider numbers are the takeaway here.

Cash considerations will be missed. Someone put together the jumbotron video for cash considerations.