Phillies clear out 'pen, decline options on Neris, Phelps
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Phillies have declined options on relievers Héctor Neris, David Phelps and David Robertson, clearing out the bullpen after it posted the highest ERA in the majors. He had a 2.77 ERA in 12 games prior to the trade and a 12.91 ERA in 10 appearances after. Phelps' option was for $4.5 million and included a $250,000 buyout. His contract included a $12 million option for 2021 with a $2 million buyout. The 35-year-old Parker was one of the few bright spots in the bullpen with a 2.81 ERA in 14 games.
Price, Vazquez, Bogaerts lead Red Sox to 6-3 win over Tigers
Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox hits a double to drive in two runs against the Detroit Tigers during the fifth inning at Comerica Park on July 7, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)DETROIT - David Price pitched one-run ball over five innings, Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts each drove in two runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. After falling behind 6-1 and 7-0 in the first two games of the series, the Tigers jumped out to an early lead. The lead didn't last long, as Vazquez hit a two-run homer with one out in the second. The Red Sox resume play with a home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, while the Tigers are on the road to play the Kansas City Royals.