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Cubs trade reliever Erich Uelmen to Phillies


by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs announced on Wednesday morning that they have traded reliever Erich Uelmen to the Phillies for cash considerations.

Uelmen was designated for assignment on December 24 following the Drew Smyly signing.

In 2022, he had a 2-1 record with a 4.67 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and struck out 21 batters in 27 innings. Right-handed hitters batted just .210 against him in 71 plate appearances.

It was his first taste of big-league action.

Across five minor league seasons, he had a 4.33 ERA in 56 relief appearances and 48 starts.

He was drafted by the Cubs in Round 4 of the 2017 draft.

This is not a surprise move, as the Cubs are pretty tight roster-wise with their current 40-man roster.

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