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Reds acquire pitcher Ryan Franklin and cash from Phillies in exchange for player to be named later

 

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds today acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies RHP Ryan Franklin and cash in exchange for a player to be named later.

 

Franklin, 33, is expected to report in time for tonight's 7:10 p.m. game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park. He will wear uniform number 51.

 

A corresponding roster move will be announced prior to gametime.

 

In 2006 for the Phillies Franklin went 1-5 with a 4.58 ERA in 46 relief appearances. In January he signed with Philadelphia after spending 6 seasons pitching for the Seattle Mariners, primarily as a starter.

 

In his career Franklin is 9-6 with a 4.03 ERA in 121 games as a reliever and 27-49 with a 4.45 ERA in 106 career starts. When he was designated for assignment on 7/30, Franklin was tied for 12th among all National League relievers with 53.0 innings pitched.

 

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/press_r...sp&c_id=cin

 

 

Another solid move for the Reds in my opinion... your thoughts Junior?

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don't think this will impact them much, is he going to be a starter?

 

LR, it what he has been doing for a while, I don't think he would make much of a goos starter and the reds need more arms in the pen.

ok. that would downgrade their rotation if they put him in there.

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ATLANTA ? (AP) ? The Philadelphia Phillies received minor league right-handed pitcher Zac Stott Wednesday as the player to be named in this week's trade that sent pitcher Ryan Franklin to Cincinnati.

 

Stott had a 2.53 ERA in 23 relief appearances for Class A Sarasota this season. He allowed 23 hits in 32 innings with 22 strikeouts and 10 walks.

 

Stott was assigned to Class A Clearwater of the Florida State League.

 

Franklin, sent to the Reds on Monday, was 1-5 with a 4.58 ERA in 46 relief appearances for Philadelphia.

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