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Phillies get star reliever Gregory Soto from Tigers

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired star reliever Gregory Soto from the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

Soto has taken part in the last two editions of the All-Star Game. He had 30 saves last year and 18 in 2021.

A 27-year-old Dominican left-hander, he has 50 saves in the big leagues.

In return for Soto and reserve Kody Clemens, the Phillies sent outfielder Matt Vierling, infielder Nick Maton and receiver Donny Sands to the Tigers.

Clemens is the son of Roger Clemens, winner of seven Cy Young trophies.

The 26-year-old Clemens made his major league debut last year, appearing in 56 games for Detroit.

He hit .145 with five homers and 17 RBIs.

Vierling hit .260 in 151 games for Philadelphia in 2021 and 2022. He had eight home runs and 38 RBIs.

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