The Phillies made a pair of trades on Tuesday, acquiring veteran closer David Robertson from the Cubs and outfielder Brandon Marsh from the Angels. In exchange, the Phillies sent pitching prospect Ben Brown to the Cubs and catcher Logan O'Hoppe to the Angels. 

The two moves are relatively small in stature, but give the Phillies some needed depth in the bullpen and in the outfield. 

Robertson, 37, appeared in 36 games for the Cubs this year and posted a 2.23 ERA (10 ER, 40.1 IP) with 51 strikeouts and 19 walks. Among all National League relievers this season, The right-hander ranks seventh in opponents average (.162) and tied for eighth in saves (14). Robertson was with the Phillies before, inking a two-year deal in 2019. Unfortunately, injuries derailed his season and he appeared in just seven games before undergoing Tommy John surgery. 

In exchange for Robertson, the Phils sent Brown to Chicago. The right-hander was originally selected by the Phillies in the 33rd round of the 2018 MLB draft out of Ward Melville High School. He was 3-5 with a 3.08 ERA (25 ER, 73.0 IP) in 16 games (15 starts) for single-A Jersey Shore this year. 

Marsh, 24, posted a .226/.284/.353 slash line with nine doubles, two triples, eight homers, 37 RBI, 34 runs, and eight steals in 93 games with the Angels this season. Marsh is one of the better defensive outfielders in baseball, so his acquisition should strengthen the Phils in the field. 

O'Hoppe, 22, was the No. 3 prospect in the Phils farm system per MLB Pipeline and the No. 86 prospect in all of baseball. He was selected by the Phillies in the 23rd round of the 2018 MLB Draft and posted a .275/.392/.496 slash line in 75 games with Double-A Reading this season. 

 To make room for Marsh and Robertson on the active roster, the club designated outfielder Odubel Herrera and relieve Jeurys Familia for assignment.

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