Philadelphia Phillies trade Joely Rodriguez to Texas
The Philadelphia Phillies traded Joely Rodriguez to Texas on Tuesday afternoon for a player to be named or cash.

Rodriguez, 25, was designated for assignment last week after surrendering 19 earned runs over 26 appearances. In 38 games over the span of the last two seasons with the Phillies he had a 5.40 ERA.

The Phillies acquired Rodriguez in December 2014 when they traded Antonio Bastardo to Pittsburgh.

Rodriguez's final appearance with the Phillies came in last Wednesday's 14-1 shelling by the Braves; he walked two batters and allowed three inherited runners to score in two-thirds of an inning.

“Poor command,” manager Pete Mackanin said of Rodriguez's effort. “Couldn't locate his pitches.”

Immediately after the trade Texas optioned Rodriguez to triple-A Round Rock.

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