Just prior to the closing bell for the trade deadline, the Phillies picked up right-hander Noah Syndergaard from the Los Angeles Angels. It was the second deal of the day with the Angels, who earlier sent outfielder Brandon Marsh to Philadelphia for catching prospect Logan O’Hoppe. In exchange for Syndergaard, who turns 30 late this month, the Phillies sent outfielder and former first round pick Mickey Moniak and fellow outfielder Jadiel Sanchez, 21, to Los Angeles in exchange for the 6′ 6″, right-hander.

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Syndergaard, who has dealt with injuries that limited him to just two starts over the 2020 and 2021 seasons, has made 15 starts with the Angels this season and is 5-8 with a 3.83 ERA. In 80 innings, Syndergaard, whose nickname is Thor, has struck out 64 hitters this season and has a mark of 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings of work, while walking 2.5 hitters per nine.

Moniak was with the Phillies in Atlanta as part of their taxi squad, but was playing with Triple-A Lehigh Valley since being optioned back down from Philadelphia earlier in the season. The 24-year old Moniak was the first overall pick in the 2016 draft out of La Costa Canyon High School in California. He made his MLB debut in September of 2020 and has played in 47 big league games with a combined line of 1-5-.129/.214/.172 with the Phillies.

Sanchez was selected by the Phillies with the 13th pick of the 12th round in the 2018 Draft out of Natividad Rodriguez Gonzalez High School in Puerto Rico. In 38 games with the Low-A Clearwater Threshers this season, Sanchez hit .236 with a .286 OBP and a .429 SLG. In the minors, Sanchez is a career .244 hitter with nine home runs and 33 RBI to go with a .303 OBP and .396 SLG in the Phillies organization.