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The Los Angeles Angels traded right-handed starter Noah Syndergaard to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for former first overall pick Mickey Moniak and outfield prospect Jadiel Sanchez, the teams announced.

The Toronto Blue Jays were considered the other finalist to land Syndergaard ahead of the 6 p.m. ET trade deadline, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

In his first action back from Tommy John surgery, Syndergaard is authoring a 3.83 ERA and 3.96 FIP, though with a steep dip in velocity and strikeouts. The former All-Star agreed to a one-year, $21-million contract with the Angels this past winter after signing a qualifying offer with the Mets.

Syndergaard joins the best starting rotation in the National League by FanGraphs WAR, currently led by Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler.

The Phillies, sitting third in the NL East, occupy the final NL wild-card spot at 55-47. They are 10 games back of the first-place New York Mets and six and a half behind the Atlanta Braves.

Moniak, 24, was surprisingly taken with the Phillies’ top selection at the 2016 MLB Draft. The outfielder has struggled with his development since, making his major-league debut in 2020 and hitting .129/.214/.172 with one homer in 47 games over parts of three seasons.

Sanchez, 21, is currently on the seven-day minor-league injured list. The outfielder has hit .239/.289/.437 with six homers and two stolen bases over two minor-league levels this year.