Phillies acquire Marsh from Angels

Posted: 04/08/2022 in MLB
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The Philadelphia Phillies are acquiring outfielder Brandon Marsh from the Los Angeles Angels for catching prospect Logan O’Hoppe, the clubs announced Thursday.

Marsh will finally shore up the Phillies’ center field, which has been their weakness for some time. The 24-year-old has split time between left and center in L.A. this year, tallying seven defensive runs saved in the corner spot and minus-four DRS in center.

Now in his second big-league season, Marsh is a lifetime .239/.299/.354 hitter with 10 homers and 56 RBIs across 163 games with the Halos.

Baseball America ranked O’Hoppe as the Phillies’ No. 3 prospect and top position player prospect in their organization. The 22-year-old owns a .269/.385/.492 slash line with 15 homers, 45 RBIs, and six stolen bases across 74 games this season at Double-A Reading.

In addition to acquiring Marsh, Philadelphia is designating outfielder Odubel Herrera for assignment, The Athletic’s Matt Gelb reports. The 30-year-old has disappointed as the Phillies’ primary center fielder this year, hitting .238/.279/.378 with five homers and 21 RBIs in 62 games.

The Phillies are also designating reliever Jeurys Familia for assignment, according to FanSided’s Robert Murray. The 32-year-old has struggled in his first season in Philadelphia, posting a 6.09 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 34 innings in 2022.

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