A's acquire lefty pitcher Irvin in trade with Phillies

Cole Irvin, Phillies

The A's have added a left-handed pitcher to the organization, as the team acquired Cole Irvin from the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday morning, Oakland announced Saturday.

The A's are sending money back to the Phillies to complete the trade for Irvin.

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Irvin, 26, was drafted by the Phillies in the fifth round of the 2016 MLB Draft. The Southern California native made his MLB debut in May of 2019, finishing with a 5.83 ERA over 16 appearances.

He struggled in just three appearances in the truncated 2020 season, ending up with a 17.18 ERA over 3.2 innings.

Irvin now gives the A's another left-handed arm to potentially add to the bullpen for next season.