The Philadelphia Phillies are getting closer David Robertson and an outfielder Brandon Marsh In separate deals with the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels, respectively, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
The Angels acquired minor league catcher Logan O’Hoppe in exchange for Marsh. The Phillies, after announcing the Marsh trade, announced that the outfielder Odubel Herrera was designated as the appropriate movement.
Robertson, 37, is in the midst of a resurgent year. He gave up just 23 hits in 40 1/3 innings and accumulated 14 strikeouts and a 2.23 ERA for well below .500 Cubs. He has closing and setup experience, so the Phillies can use him in either role.
Marsh is likely to fill center field for the Phillies, who have spent most of the season searching for an answer at the position.
Marsh, 24, is hitting .226 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs this season.
Robertson previously pitched for the Phillies in 2019, going 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 6⅔ innings before suffering an elbow injury.
O’Hoppe, 22, batted .269 with 15 home runs and 45 RBIs this season for Double-A Reading.
The Phillies (55-47) currently hold the last NL wild-card spot and a one-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals.
ESPN’s Jesse Rogers contributed to this report.