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Phils add Bowker

The Phillies made a move on trade waivers to acquire left-handed hitter John Bowker from the Pittsburgh Pirates after their 9-0 win over Cincinnati last night.

To make room for Bowker, the Phils sent reliever Michael Schwimer back down to Lehigh.

In 561 career at-bats, Bowker is hitting .237 and has 17 homers. As a pinch hitter, he’s hitting .301 with six extra-base hits in 73 plate appearances, the role he would fill here.

I don’t really see the need for this guy unless they don’t think Dom Brown would have a place on the post season roster or Ross Gload doesn’t figure himself out. But again, it doesn’t hurt to have options.

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