The Phillies are attempting to corner the market on scumbags. Today, they acquired 28 year-old reliever and wife beater/biter Julio Mateo from the Mariners. Performance always wins out, and Mateo had allowed just four runs in 32.2 Triple A innings this year.
Kudos to the Mariners for leaving Mateo in Triple A and getting him out of the organization. He should move directly into a late-inning role for the Phillies.
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