Righthander Brad Lincoln, once a promising prospect after being selected fourth overall in the 2006 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, has been acquired by the Phillies from the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Phillies sent catcher Erik Kratz and lefthander Rob Rasmussen to Toronto in the deal, which was announced Tuesday night.
Lincoln, 28, split his time between Toronto and triple-A Buffalo last season. He was 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA in 22 relief appearances with Toronto. Lincoln had 25 strikeouts and 22 walks in 312/3 innings.