Marlins Acquire Helms

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Phillies cut a deal for Wes Helms sending him and cash to the Marlins for a player to be named later. The Phillies recently designated him for assignment, and had to trade him by Wednesday or release him. "He's a scrapper, a great clubhouse guy," Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla said. "Wes is a veteran who can do a lot of positive things for a team. He can bring a lot to a young team like this." Helms did great for the Marlins in 2006, but struggled in 2007. He will likely platoon with Jorge Cantu at third.