The exchange of pitchers was a surprising deal between teams that are competing for the same thing, a wild card spot in the
Cishek had appeared in 23 games this season for Seattle after recovering from major offseason hip surgery. Cishek was 1-1 with a 3.15 ERA, mostly working in the seventh and eighth innings out of Seattle's bullpen. He was a closer in the past with the
It was the second move for a reliever in as many days by Tampa Bay. On Thursday, the Rays acquired left-handed reliever Dan Jennings from the
As part of the Kendrick deal, the Phillies will send cash to the Nationals to cover part of the $3.55 million remaining on his $10-million salary.
The 34-year-old Kendrick is hitting .340 with two homers and 16 RBIs this season, but he has been limited to 39 games because of injuries. He didn't play in Friday night's 10-3 win over the
Mills, a 21-year-old left-hander, is 12-2 with a 3.01 ERA in 18 starts with Class A Hagerstown and was a South Atlantic League All-Star. He was an 18th-round draft pick in 2014.
The Phillies later announced that the Baltimore Orioles acquired right-hander
Philadelphia will get international amateur signing bonus pool allocation, and the Phillies will send cash to Baltimore to cover part of the $6.1 million remaining of Hellickson's $17.2 million salary.
Hellickson is 6-5 with a 4.73 ERA in 20 starts for the Phillies this season. He was 18-15 in 52 starts over two seasons in Philadelphia.
The New York Mets have acquired reliever
The Houston Astros put outfielder
8:25 p.m.: This article has been updated with news of Howie Kendrick's trade to Washington.