Phillies get pitcher from Devil Rays

Updated: December 12, 2006, 4:32 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies acquired left-hander Bobby Livingston from Tampa Bay for cash on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Livingston made three relief appearances for the Seattle Mariners last season, while spending most of the year with Triple-A Tacoma. He was 8-11 with a 4.59 ERA in 23 games, including 22 starts.

The Devil Rays claimed Livingston off waivers from Seattle before trading him to the Phillies.

"Bobby is an intriguing player that gives (manager) Charlie (Manuel) and his staff another option in spring training," Phillies general manager Pat Gillick said.

Livingston was originally selected by Seattle in the fourth round of the 2001 draft. He is 55-35 in his minor league career with a 3.46 ERA in 120 games (117 starts).

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