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PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies have acquired left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarez from the Los Angeles Angels for right-hander Luis Garcia.

Alvarez was 6-4 with a 2.71 ERA and one save in 76 appearances in 2018, striking out 59 in 63 innings. He allowed only three home runs to the 261 batters he faced while holding left-handed hitters to a .206 batting average and righties to a .232 mark.

The 29-year-old Alvarez is 12-18 with a 3.69 ERA over six seasons with the Tigers and Angels.

Garcia went 3-1 with a 6.07 ERA in 59 games last season after posting a career-best 2.65 ERA in 71⅓ innings in 2017. He is 12-14 with a 4.12 ERA in 251 career appearances, all in relief.

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler tweeted that the team will miss Garcia.

Luis is beloved in the clubhouse, and for good reason. He will be missed. Excited to welcome Jose into our group. https://t.co/otPXSZ2Iol

— gabe kapler (@gabekapler) December 7, 2018

Garcia made $1.2 million this year and Alvarez $1.05 million. Each is eligible for salary arbitration and can become a free agent after the 2020 season.

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