PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 25: Relief pitcher Chad Qualls #50 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park on June 25, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 8-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Official: The Phillies traded RHP Chad Qualls to the New York Yankees in exchange for cash considerations.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) July 1, 2012
Qualls was designated for assignment by the Phillies earlier this week.
He spent the season with the Phillies after signing a free agent contract with the club in January. After a so-so April, the 33-year-old allowed eight runs, seven earned, over his 10 1/3 innings pitched in May.
Qualls had put together nine consecutive scoreless appearances before allowing three runs on three hits and a walk over his inning of work Wednesday night. On the season, the right-hander has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 4.60 and 1.532 over his 35 appearances and 31 1/3 innings.
New York has had to shift around bullpen arms following the injuries of C.C. Sabathia and Andy Pettitte. The Yankees have said they hope to fill the void left by their sidelined starters, so they moved Freddy Garcia into their rotation.
Did the Phillies get enough for Qualls?