Balls, Sticks, & Stuff
More Help for the 'Pen
Seeking to further bolster the bullpen, the Phillies traded right-hander Josh Hancock and minor-league shortstop Anderson Machado to Cincinnati for right-handed reliever Todd Jones and minor-league outfielder Brad Correll.

More moves could be on the way. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jim Salisbury reports that Phillies scouts Gordon Lakey and Charlie Manuel were in attendance at the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers game yesterday. The Phillies have been rumored to be in negotiations to trade Placido Polanco for Oakland reliever Ricardo Rincon, however, Rincon did not pitch in yesterday's game. Is it possible Lakey (which is hopefully pronounced LAY-kee and not lak-EE) and Manuel were their to take a look at Texas CF Laynce Nix?

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