Phillies Make Zero Trade Deadline Moves

Apr 20, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (58) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 20, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (58) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /
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Despite some hype surrounding Jeremy Hellickson, Phillies first-year general manager Matt Klentak opted not to make any trades at the 4 p.m. deadline on Monday.

There was chatter surrounding the Miami Marlins, who had to send a player back to San Diego today due to alleged trading of damaged goods.

According to Jim Salisbury, the Marlins wanted a second pitcher to move to South Beach with Hellickson in return for their package of players.

Hellickson is 8-7 record, and a 3.70 era in a National League-high 22 starts. The 29-year-old has proven to be a consistent innings eater for the Phillies in his brief tenure with the club.

Hellickson won the 2011 American League Rookie of the Year when he was with the Tampa Bay Rays, but has struggled to regain his rookie form. He’s ended up developing into a solid back of the rotation pitcher in Philadelphia.

If not for injuries to Andres Blanco and Peter Bourjos, the Phillies could have been much more active at the trade deadline.

Around the National League East, the New York Mets pulled off two trades. They acquired Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce, and reacquired pitcher Jonathan Niese. In return for Niese, the Mets reacquire former Phillie reliever Antonio Bastardo.

Outside of the division, here are some of the major moves made today: Giants acquired Matt Moore from the Rays; Dodgers acquired Rich Hill and Josh Reddick from the A’s; Twins acquired Hector Santiago from the Angels; Rangers acquired Jonathan Lucroy from the Brewers; Rangers acquired Carlos Beltran from the Yankees; Red Sox acquire Fernando Abad from the Twins; Blue Jays acquire Scott Feldman.

Next: Phillies More Likely to Be Active Around Waiver Trade Deadline

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