Phillies (24-49) at Diamondbacks (47-28) 4:10 p.m. on CSN; streaming live on CSNPhilly.com and the NBC Sports App After Friday's victory, the Phillies couldn't keep the good times rolling, losing 9-2 to the Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Jeremy Hellickson will take on his former team in Game 3 of the four-game set, opposing spot starter Randall Delgado. Here are five things to know for Sunday afternoon: 1. Hellickson vs. his former 'mates A year after he was traded by his original franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays, Hellickson was dealt by the D-backs on Nov. 14, 2015 to the Phillies for minor leaguer Sam McWilliams. McWilliams is a 21-year-old righty in Single A for the D-backs right now, but his
The first-place Milwaukee Brewers added a veteran bat Sunday when they claimed catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from the Oakland Athletics, the team announced. Vogt, 32, has a career .251/.312/.409 slash line over six seasons with the A's and Tampa Bay Rays. He was an American League All-Star in 2015 and 2016 and a fan favorite in Oakland, but he became expendable this year when the A's decided to give 26-year-old Bruce Maxwell the majority of the team's at-bats at catcher. The A's designated Vogt for assignment on Thursday. He is signed to a one-year, $2.965 million contract this season. Vogt has played primarily at catcher in the big leagues, but he also logged some time at first base, designated
The Miami Marlins traded shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Tampa Bay Rays for two prospects, according to a baseball official with direct knowledge of the trade. The official spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the trade has not yet been announced. In return, the Marlins received center field Braxton Lee and right handed starter Ethan Clark. Hecehvarria is a defensive specialist that will provide little offensively. He is a two-time finalist for the Gold Glove, but has been limited to 20 games this season due to two separate stints on the disabled list and batted .277 with one home run and six RBI. The deal shows that the Rays -- 40-38 -- are serious about contending.