The Philadelphia Phillies acquired relief pitcher Erich Uelmen from the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations on Wednesday.

RHP Vinny Nittoli has been designated for assignment as a corresponding move.

Uelmen made his major league debut in 2022, going 2-1 with a save, a 4.67 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 27 innings in 25 appearances for the Cubs.

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The 26-year old right-hander gives the Phillies more organizational depth and competition for innings in the Phillies bullpen.

He was designated for assignment by the Cubs about a week ago after being a fourth-round pick of the Cubs in 2017.

He has a shot to make a Phillies bullpen that currently includes: Seranthony Domiguez, Cragi Kimbrel, José Alvarado. Connor Brogdon, Nick Nelson, Andrew Bellatti, Luis Ortiz, Andrew Vasquez, Sam Coonrod and Matt Strahm.

Consider Uelmen a long shot to make the Phillies roster out of Spring Training, but more as a possible call-up with major league experience, if injuries start to month up during the season.

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