Phillies trade Mike Sisco to Angels for nothing in return

Trades happen all the time in baseball, but they rarely happen like this. The Philadelphia Phillies have traded – given would be a more proper term – pitcher Mike Sisco to the Los Angeles Angels for nothing in return.

Phillies insider Jim Salisbury of Comcast Sports Net reported the deal on his Twitter, writing, “Minor League RHP Mike Cisco traded to Angels for no compensation, Phillies announce.”

According to Phillies Nation, 25-year-old Sisco has a 1.70 ERA and a 13-3 record over the last two seasons.

Sisco, who was selected by the Phillies in the 36th round of the 2008 draft, is the grandson of Galen Sisco, who has served as pitching coach for several teams, including the Phillies.

The Morning Call reports that the Phillies have done several deals like this in past, including in 2009 when they gave Justin Lehr to the Cincinnati Reds for nothing in return. They also gave Matt Rizzotti to the Minnesota Twins last year because they couldn’t find a place for him on the team.

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