However, a pair of former Phillies are on the move as the Blue Jays and Astros, favored trade partners of the hometown nine, have completed a 10-player trade.
The rebuilding Astros reportedly receive seven players from the Jays in the deal, including former Phillie Ben Francisco, Francisco Cordero and five minor leaguers, including a player to be named later. Meanwhile, the Astros send former Phillie left-hander J.A. Happ to Toronto along with relievers Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter as they look to strengthen their team for the stretch run. Happ, 29, has been very inconsistent since the 2010 trade from the Phillies. On the season he's 7-9 with a 4.83 ERA. Francisco, 30, has been a non-factor for Toronto. He's hitting .240/.296/.380 with no homers in just 54 plate appearances. Hamstring issues have cut Benny Fresh's season short.