MLBTR reported that Jim Salisbury tweeted that the Phillies and D’Backs are working on a trade that would bring RHP Jeremy Hellickson to Philaelphia. He is in the last year of arbitration and becomes a first time free agent in 2017. His agent has negotiated deals to avoid arbitration the past two seasons. This is probably just a one year acquisition since his agent is Scott Boras.
Todd Zolecki tweeted that the trade is being finalized for a Phillies’ low level minor leaguer, since reported to be Sam McWilliams. (Damn! I like McWilliams.)