Chad Qualls Traded To Yankees: New York Acquires Veteran Reliever From Phillies

The New York Yankees made a move Sunday to improve their pitching depth, as they acquired veteran reliever Chad Qualls from the Philadelphia Phillies for either cash or a player to be named later. The news was first reported by New York Post writer Mark Hale.

Qualls, 33, is a former closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks and served as a setup man for Phillies' closer Jonathan Papelbon. The nine-year veteran spent last season with the San Diego Padres where he finished the season with a 3.35 ERA and a 6-8 record.

There's speculation that Qualls will replace Cory Wade in the Yankees bullpen, which has needed to carry a heavy load as New York's starting rotation has been beaten up by the injury bug.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Chad Qualls 1-1 34 0 0 0 0 5 31.1 39 18 16 7 9 19 4.60 1.53

-- For more on the Yankees, visit the SB Nation blog Pinstripe Alley.

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