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Phillies trade for Pirates OF John Bowker

In need of a left-handed bat for the bench and the August 31 trade deadline looming, the Phillies have traded for Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder John Bowkin.  As a Jim Thome consolation prize, this is a bit underwhelming.  To make room on the roster the team optioned reliever Michael Schwimer back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. It’s safe to say that [More…]