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Phillies acquire pitcher James Norwood for prospect, cash

Jul 10, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher James Norwood (67) throws a pitch against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired right-handed pitcher James Norwood from the Padres on Wednesday, sending infielder Kervin Pichardo and cash considerations to San Diego in exchange.

Norwood, 28, is 0-2 with a 3.67 ERA in 28 career relief appearances with the Chicago Cubs (2018-20) and Padres. Last season, he scattered six hits over five innings pitched in San Diego and spent most of the season with Triple-A El Paso, posting a 3-4 record and a 4.43 ERA. He averaged 14.31 strikeouts per nine innings.

Pichardo, 20, made 35 appearances last season between the rookie-level Florida Complex League Phillies, low-A Clearwater and high-A Jersey Shore. He hit .247 with two home runs and 16 RBIs.

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