The Orioles are acquiring Jeremy Hellickson from the Phillies, per reports from FanRag’s Jon Heyman. Philadelphia is also sending cash to the Orioles in the deal, as Hellickson is making $17.2 million this season.
Hellickson was scratched from his anticipated Friday start late in the day, beginning speculation about an impending trade. The Brewers were also rumored to be a trade destination for the righty at various points.
Hellickson came to the Phillies in 2015 from the Diamondbacks, and wasn’t stellar this season with a 4.73 ERA and 1.255 WHIP. However, he made 20 starts and was reliable enough that he can offer a drop of stability to the rest of Baltimore’s rotation – which currently has no starter with an ERA under 4.50.
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