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Phillies acquire Asdrubal Cabrera from Mets

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The Phillies have acquired infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the Mets, the teams announced Friday. The Mets will receive right-handed prospect Franklyn Kilome in the exchange.

Cabrera, 32, has looked outstanding at the plate so far this season, slashing .277/.329/.488 with 18 home runs and an .817 OPS through 407 PA. It’s not yet clear where the Phillies plan to utilize him on the field, but a move to shortstop or third base seems most likely as he continues to move toward free agency at the end of the year. According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, the team would prefer not to lock him into one position, but will likely rotate him among second base, short, and third base alongside Cesar Hernandez, Scott Kingery, and Maikel Franco instead.

Kilome, 23, ranked 10th in the Phillies’ system in both the preseason and midseason rankings from MLB Pipeline. While his plus-fastball and improving changeup have earned him high praise over his first full season at Double-A Reading, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the righty. He went 4-6 in 19 starts and finished his run in Double-A with a 4.24 ERA, 4.5 BB/9 and 7.3 SO/9 through 102 innings in 2018.

Giants sign Drew Smyly to one-year deal

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The Giants announced on Thursday that the club inked pitcher Drew Smyly to a one-year contract. As Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area notes, the contract is of the major league variety.

Smyly, 30, split last season between the Rangers and Phillies with a stint with the Brewers in between. He did not appear in a major league game with the Brewers. In aggregate, Smyly posted a 6.24 ERA with 120 strikeouts and 55 walks over 114 innings.

Smyly will vie for a spot at the back of the Giants’ starting rotation. If he doesn’t make the cut, he could work out of the bullpen. Pitching in the spacious confines of Oracle Park should help Smyly, who gave up 19 homers in Texas and 13 in Philly last season in more hitter-friendly parks.