The Phillies made some roster moves on Monday afternoon, claiming reliever Josh Fleming off waivers from Tampa Bay while outrighting hurlers Michael Plassmeyer and Erich Uelmen to triple-A Lehigh Valley. 

Fleming, 27, made 12 appearances in 2023 for the Rays, posting a 4.70 ERA. He held lefties to a .191 batting average and carried a 61.6 percent groundball rate per Statcast, one of the best marks in baseball. 

The left-hander is 19-13 over his four-year career while carrying a 4.88 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP.

Plassmeyer and Uelmen don't figure into Philadelphia's plans in 2024. 

Plassmeyer, 27, has pitched just 11 innings at the Major League level over the last two seasons, pitching to a 9.82 ERA. Uelmen, 27, made just one appearance with the Phillies in 2023, surrendering four runs over one inning.

The Phillies and Rays also completed a trade on Monday with Philadelphia acquiring right-handed pitcher Michael Mercado for lefty Adam Leverett and cash considerations. 

Mercado, 24, appeared in 52 games last season between double-A and triple-A, posting a 4.79 ERA with 95 strikeouts over 62 innings. 

Leverett, 25, was0-6 in 35 games this past year with double-A Reading, including eight starts. Drafted by the Phils in 2019, he posted a 4.29 ERA over four minor league seasons. 

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