For the second time before Tuesday's MLB non-waiver trade deadline, the Philadelphia Phillies have parted ways with an outfielder. This time, it's Hunter Pence who's headed to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for catching prospect Tommy Joseph, outfielder Nate Schierholtz and minor-league pitching project Seth Rosin, reports Dan Gelston of the Associated Press.
The deal ends Pence's 154-game tenure with the Phillies, who last season acquired the outfielder from the Houston Astros. In his short time in Philly (almost one full season), Pence hit .289 at the plate with 28 home runs and 94 RBI.
In exchange for Pence, the Phillies received Joseph, 21, the Giants second-round selection in the 2009 MLB Draft. This season, Joseph has played well for Double-A Richmond and made an impact in the MLB's Future's Game during the All-Star break.
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Meanwhile, Schierholtz leaves the bay area for the first time in his six-year career, while Rothin, 23, is a minor-league prospect.