Philadelphia Phillies acquire Edmund Sosa in trade with Cardinals – NBC10 Philadelphia

Phillies trade JoJo Romero to Cardinals for utility infielder originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

PITTSBURGH — Despite still favoring starting pitching in the trade market, the Phillies completed a deal Saturday afternoon to acquire utility infielder Edmund Sosa from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for left-hander Jojo Romero.

Sosa, 26, hails from Panama and plays shortstop, second base and third base. He hit just .189 with no homers and eight RBIs in 53 games for the Cardinals this season.

A standout right fielder, Sosa will join a Phillies lineup that could change in the coming days as second baseman Jean Segura nears his return from the injured list. Segura’s quick return could mean more time at shortstop for Bryson Stott. It’s unclear what that means for Didi Gregorius or how Sosa, who has no minor league options, fits into the mix. It’s possible the addition of Sosa could be a precursor to another move.

Phillies officials are still hard at work trying to acquire a starting pitcher by Tuesday’s 6 p.m.

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