Diamondbacks acquire Matt Andriese from Rays

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The Diamondbacks announced a trade on Wednesday evening. They will acquire pitcher Matt Andriese from the Rays for minor league pitcher Brian Shaffer and catcher Michael Perez.

Andriese, 28, has been versatile for the Rays over his four years in the majors, making 48 starts and 51 relief appearances. Across 339 innings, he owns a 4.30 ERA with 293 strikeouts and 89 walks. It appears as if Andriese will work out of the bullpen to start his stint with the D-Backs, but he can be shifted to the rotation in a pinch.

Shaffer, 21, was selected by the Diamondbacks in the sixth round of the 2017 draft. This season with Single-A Kane County, the right-hander compiled a 2.70 ERA with 109 strikeouts and 21 walks in 106 2/3 innings.

Perez, 25, was selected by the D-Backs in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. He has spent 2018 with Triple-A Reno, batting .284/.342/.417 with six home runs and 29 RBI in 240 plate appearances.

Phils’ Hoskins tears knee, expected to miss significant time

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins needs surgery for a torn ACL after injuring his left knee Thursday fielding a grounder in a spring training game and is expected to miss a significant amount of time.

The Phillies did not say when Hoskins would have the surgery or exactly how long the slugging first baseman might be sidelined.

Hoskins hit 30 homers with 79 RBIs last season for the reigning National League champions.

He was backing up to play a chopper on Thursday when the ball popped out of his glove. Sooner after, he fell to the ground and began clutching his left knee. Teammates gathered around him before he was taken off of the field.

Hoskins, a free agent at the end of the season who turned 30 last week, hit six homers in Philadelphia’s playoff run last season. The Phillies lost to the Houston Astros in the World Series.

The injury was another blow for the Phillies, who will be without top pitching prospect Andrew Painter for another few weeks because of a sprained ligament in his right elbow. And slugger Bryce Harper isn’t expected back until around the All-Star break after undergoing Tommy John surgery in November.