Phillies trade Jojo Romero from Cardinals for utility infielder who originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
PITTSBURGH – Preferring to start pitching on the business market, Phillips struck a deal Saturday afternoon to acquire utility infielder Edmondo Sosa from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for left-handed reliever Jojo Romero.
Sosa, 26, hails from Panama and plays shortstop, second base and third base. He was hitting just .189 in 53 games with the Cardinals this season with no homers and eight RBIs.
A standout defender who hits from the right, Sosa will be involved in a Phillies infield mix that could be in flux in the coming days as second baseman Gene Segura nears his return from the injured list. Segura’s impending return could mean more time at shortstop for Bryson Stott. It’s unclear what this means for Didi Gregorius or how Sosa, who has no minor league options, fits into the mix. It is possible that the addition of SOSA may be a harbinger of another move. Manager Rob Thomson was to speak to reporters ahead of Saturday night’s game.
Phillies officials are still working hard trying to get a starting pitcher before the 6 p.m. deadline on Tuesday.
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