Giants Trade Crespo to Phillies
Jul. 28, 2001
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PHOENIX (AP) _ The San Francisco Giants fortified their bullpen for the stretch run Friday by trading utilityman Felipe Crespo to the Philadelphia Phillies for right-hander Wayne Gomes.
In another move, the Giants placed first baseman J.T. Snow, who has missed five games since coming down with flu, on the 15-day disabled list with gastroenteritis and called up first baseman Damon Minor from Triple-A Fresno.
Gomes, 28, has led the Phillies in appearances each of the last three seasons. He made 71 appearances in 1998, a career-high 73 in 1999 and 65 last year.
``Wayne Gomes has proven to be one of the league's more durable pitchers and will certainly add quality depth to our bullpen,'' Giants general manager Brian Sabean said.
A first-round draft pick by Philadelphia in 1993, Gomes is 4-3 for the Phillies this year, with a 4.31 ERA in 42 relief appearances. He has been a closer, setup man and middle reliever in his career, posting a 27-21 record with a 4.42 ERA and 28 saves in 287 outings during five years in the majors.
Crespo, designated for assignment Wednesday when the Giants acquired Andres Galarraga, was hitting .197 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 40 games for San Francisco. He had his best season in 2000, when he hit .290 and tied for the NL lead with 15 pitch hits.