Nate Schierholtz hit two home runs against the Phillies on July 22. He will join the Phillies roster today after being acquired in the Hunter Pence trade yesterday. (Courtesy of SI.com)
If the Phillies were going to be sellers, then a lot of new faces were expected to come to Philadelphia. With five new faces coming in two trades, I've decided to put together an introduction piece to meet the newest Phillies.
Here's the five new Phillies and what you can expect from each of them.
Josh Lindblom RHP - The reliever instantly is an upgrade to the current Phillies bullpen. With the Dodgers this season, he went 2-2 with a 3.02 ERA. A second-round pick in the 2008 Draft, this tall (6'5") bullpen arm has an interesting repertoire of pitches for a reliever. His fastball is excellent according to scouting reports and he mixes in a nice variety of changeup, splitter and slider. The 25-year-old has the potential to start, but could really fit the Phillies needs as being a great relief opti...