Phillies acquire All-Star Pence

Baseball’s best team, Philadelphia Phillies, just got better. Phillies  completed a deal with the Houston Astros, which will send All Star Hunter Pence to the Phillies for four prospects.

Although there had been talk earlier that the teams could expand the trade to include a third club, multiple sources said that by late Friday, only two-team scenarios were on the table.

Astros will receiver Jarred Cosart, who is the Phillies top pitching prospect and Jonathan Singleton, who is the Phillies top hitting prospect.

The Phillies’ package does not include either outfielder Domonic Brown or rookie starter VanceWorley, sources said.

Pence will fit in well with a lineup that already consist of Rollins, Victorino, Howard and Utley. The Phillies have been lacking a consistent hitting outfielder since Jason Werth signed with the Nationals in the offseason.

Chris Jelinek

I am 19 years old and currently study at the University of Iowa. I began writing for Chi City Sports in July of 2010. I am a big fan of all Chicago Sports teams besides the White Sox. Also a big follower of Notre Dame. I mainly focus on writing about the Cubs and Blackhawks but occasionally pitch in on covering the Bears and other breaking news. Follow me on twitter, @Cjelinek16

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