The Phillies announced the acquisition of outfielder Alfredo Marte from the Orioles in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. This comes shortly after the club optioned Cedric Hunter to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and recalled David Lough.
Marte, 27, has a career OPS of just .532, but the Phillies continue to search for outfield help after losing Aaron Altherr for the season due to a torn tendon sheath, and Cody Asche for at least another two weeks due to an oblique strain. So far in left field, the Phillies have used Hunter, Rule-5 selection Tyler Goeddel, Darin Ruf, and Emmanuel Burriss but the foursome has combined for an abominable .248 OPS, by far the worst in the league.
Marte began the season with Triple-A Norfolk and will report to Lehigh Valley for the Phillies, but there’s a chance he could get called up to the majors at some point in the near future.