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Phillies trade RHP Schwimer to Blue Jays for 1B Charles

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Associated Press
2/23/2013 5:10:35 PM
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CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Philadelphia Phillies have traded reliever Michael Schwimer to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league first baseman Art Charles.

Toronto announced the deal Saturday.

The 27-year-old Schwimer was 2-1 with a 4.46 ERA in 35 games for the Phillies last season. The 6-foot-8 right-hander has made 47 relief appearances in the majors.

The 22-year-old Charles has not played above Class A.

Toronto also transferred left-hander Luis Perez to the 60-day disabled list.

Michael Schwimer  (Photo: Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

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