posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 04:55 PM
sounds like a good deal for both teams, the phillies get another quality closer
The Phillies traded infielder Placido Polanco to the Tigers on Wednesday for relief pitcher Ugueth Urbina and infielder Ramon Martinez.
Polanco had fallen out of favor for the starting second base job with the strong play of Chase Utley and Urbina will be a solid addition to a bullpen
that has been far from flawless. Urbina has a 1-3 record, nine saves, a 2.63 ERA, and 1.28 WHIP in 25 games this season. At this point, he will be the
setup man for closer Billy Wagner and a solid option to pick up spot saves when Wagner needs rest. Fantasy owners should be assured, it's highly
unlikely the move shifts the positional controversy they had at second base to closer position