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Is Michael Schwimer a key piece in the Michael Young trade talks? Sports: The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly engaging in advanced trade talks with the Texas Rangers to acquire third baseman Michael Young. In order to complete the deal, it is believed that the Phillies will need to include a young big-league reliever and a young prospect. Could Michael Schwimer be the big-league piece involved?


The one reliever they'd probably most be willing to part with is righthander Michael Schwimer, who has a big arm but also infuriated management when he complained of a sore arm after being optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley in late August. He was not among the September additions.

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