Report: Phillies, Twins after RHP Tyler Mahle


The Philadelphia Phillies need a starting pitcher and according to Audacy Sports insider Jon Heyman, the Phils and Twins are after Reds right handed starting pitcher Tyler Mahle.

Mahle, 27, is 5-7 with a 4.40 ERA this season, but has won three of his last four starts allowing 10 earned runs in 23.2 innings with 24 strikeouts to eight walks.

The Phillies are also reportedly looking for defensive help in center field, as Heyman mentioned names like Michael A. Taylor, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Jose Siri in a report on Monday.

The Phillies are currently 55-47, coming off of a five straight wins, including a four-game sweep of the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Philadelphia currently sits 1.0 game ahead of the Cardinals for the final NL Wildcard spot.

The Phillies begin a two-game series in Atlanta on Tuesday night, before beginning a four-game home series against the Nationals on Thursday.

The MLB Trade Deadline is Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:00 p.m. E.T.

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