PHILADELPHIA – The Phillies announced Tuesday that they have traded Hunter Pence to San Francisco Giants in exchange for Nate Schierholtz, Tommy Joseph, and Seth Rosin.
Pence joined the Phillies July 29, 2011 and has played 155 games with the team, hitting 28 home runs and knocking in 94 runs. This year the 29-year-old right-fielder was leading the Phillies in hits, home runs, RBI, walks and runs scored.
Joseph, 21, played for double-A team Richmond this year and batted .260, hitting eight home runs. The previous year he played with single-A squad San Jose where he put up a .270 average and 22 home runs.
Relief pitcher Rosin has 10 saves and a 4.31 ERA as part of his 2-1 record with single-A San Jose in 2012. The 23-year-old has 68 strikeouts in 56.1 innings pitched.
Schierholtz, 28, has hit five doubles, five triples, and five home runs in 77 games with the Giants this year. The right-fielder has spent his entire career so far with the Giants organization, having been picked by San Francisco in the 2003 draft.