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Phils pick up pair of pitching prospects for Revere

Righties Tirado, Cordero headed to Philadelphia from Blue Jays
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies acquired right-handed pitching prospects Alberto Tirado and Jimmy Cordero from the Blue Jays on Friday afternoon for outfielder Ben Revere in a move completed just prior to the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Tirado, who slots in as the Phils' No. 15 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, is a 20-year-old who has transitioned into the bullpen over the past few years. He joined the Blue Jays' organization in 2012 as a 17-year-old starting pitcher. Tirado has spent this season at Class A Advanced Dunedin, where he's 4-3 with a 3.23 ERA in 31 appearances.

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies acquired right-handed pitching prospects Alberto Tirado and Jimmy Cordero from the Blue Jays on Friday afternoon for outfielder Ben Revere in a move completed just prior to the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Tirado, who slots in as the Phils' No. 15 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, is a 20-year-old who has transitioned into the bullpen over the past few years. He joined the Blue Jays' organization in 2012 as a 17-year-old starting pitcher. Tirado has spent this season at Class A Advanced Dunedin, where he's 4-3 with a 3.23 ERA in 31 appearances.

Cordero is a 23-year-old reliever who has made 32 appearances combined at Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire this season. He's posted a 2.70 ERA and a mark of 8.3 K/9 in 50 innings. Cordero is still working on his control, though. He's thrown 23 wild pitches to go along with 80 strikeouts over the last two years.

The Phillies are losing a speedy outfielder with strong contact-hitting ability in Revere. He batted .303 with 95 stolen bases and 157 runs scored in 335 games with Philadelphia.

"Everyone has been saying that [the Blue Jays'] lineup is going to be real nice ... all I have to do is get on [base]. But like I said, with the pitching, too, their bullpen is great, they have a great starting staff -- adding [David] Price and everything," Revere said. "It's going to be fun. It's going to be a lot of fun. I just talked to [Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos], and he's really excited, and I'm really excited, too."

Nick Suss is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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