The Phillies may be close to making their first move ahead of Friday's 4:00 p.m. MLB Trade Deadline.  With the Phillies having needs at starting pitcher, relief pitcher, and center field, they will likely need to make multiple moves.  At least one move - starting pitcher - may be crossed off their list.

Tyler Anderson:

Anderson has been scratched from his scheduled start tonight. Anderson is 5-8 with a 4.35 earned run average for the Pirates in 2021.  That might not sound impressive.  However, one thing Anderson does is last deeper into games.   Anderson has not pitched fewer than five innings in any start in 2021. Anderson is also 2-0 with a 2.50 earned run average in July. Originally drafted by the Colorado Rockies, Anderson spent four seasons there before joining the San Francisco Giants in 2020.  He
signed a one-year deal

UPDATE: The details of the trade appear to be set, reported by Pittsburgh's Jason Mackey, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 93.7 the Fan, and KDKA: