Jays Acquire Fahrner from Phillies

Right-handed reliever Evan Fahrner joined the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Monday after the Toronto Blue Jays acquired him in a trade from the Philadelphia Phillies for future cash considerations...

The 28-year-old Fahrner had been playing this season with the Reading Phillies, who are in Manchester for a three game series with the Fisher Cats. The trade was completed less than an hour before New Hampshire took on Reading at Merchantsauto.com Stadium Monday night as the Fisher Cats claimed a 5-3 victory. Fahrner did not appear in the game, though he was in uniform in the Fisher Cats bullpen.

He has been pitching for Reading all season, making 33 appearances and going 1-4 with three saves and a 3.38 ERA. He racked up 50 strikeouts in 45.1 innings pitched. He was originally selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 23rd round of the 1999 draft out of Bradley.

He was signed by Philadelphia this past off-season as a minor league free agent. His addition puts the Fisher Cats roster at 22 active players, still two shy of the Eastern League limit.

The Fisher Cats are also playing with just one catcher on the active roster at the moment.

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