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Phillies Acquire Stairs

The Blue Jays traded OF Matt Stairs to the Phillies for a minor leaguer to be named later. The Phillies have been trying for weeks to acquire a bench player, starting with David Ross and then moving to Mark Kotsay, both of whom went to the Red Sox. Stairs is hitting .250 with 11 HR, but was designated for assignment to make room for top prospect Travis Snider. Snider has played at Class A, AA, and AAA this season, and has seen success at all three.