Tyler Anderson Traded to Mariners Hours After Being Traded to Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies simply can't close. Either on the field, or in trade talks, it seems. The Phillies had a trade for Pittsburgh Pirates starter Tyler Anderson done on Tuesday, or so it seemed. Then a 'medical issue' came up with one of the Phils' minor leaguers that were set to go to Pittsburgh, and the Seattle Mariners have swooped in.

The Mariners sent prospects Carter Bins, a catcher, and right-hander Joaquin Tejada, to the Pirates in exchange for Anderson. Perhaps this cools the fury in the Mariners clubhouse, just a bit, after their GM Jerry DiPoto traded Seattle's closer Kendall Graveman to Houston yesterday. 

Tyler Anderson has had a solid season in Pittsburgh, completing at least 5 innings in all 18 of his starts, with a 4.35 ERA. 

DiPoto said “We see Tyler as a solid addition to our club. He brings much-needed depth to our rotation as we enter the final third of our schedule.”

And addressing the on-going confusion over his team's trades, DiPoto continued: “It’s part of a context that’s going to be an ongoing story over the next couple of days."

We'll all stay tuned to Seattle over the next 48 hours. 

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