Philadelphia Phillies acquire pitcher Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Brandon Marsh from the Los Angeles Angels, closer David Robertson from Chicago Cubs

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The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired right-handed starter Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Brandon Marsh from the Los Angeles Angels, and closer David Robertson from the Chicago Cubs. The Phillies announced that reliever Jeurys Familia and outfielder Odubel Herrera were designated for assignment in corresponding moves.

In exchange, the Angels received minor league outfielders Mickey Moniak and Jadiel Sanchez from the Phillies for Syndergaard, and minor league catcher Logan O’Hoppe in exchange for Marsh. The Cubs received minor league pitcher Ben Brown in exchange for Robertson.

The 29-year-old Syndergaard is 5-8 with a 3.83 ERA in 15 starts for the Angels this season, his first with the team after signing a one-year contract as a free agent in the offseason. Robertson, 37, has given up just 23 hits in 40⅓ innings while earning 14 saves and a 2.23 ERA for the Cubs.  Robertson previously pitched for the Phillies in 2019, when he had a 0-1 record and 5.40 ERA in 6⅔ innings pitched before injuring his elbow. The 24-year-old Marsh is hitting .226 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs this season, and is expected to play center field for the Phillies.

The Phillies (55-47) currently hold the NL’s final wild-card spot with a one-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals.

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