PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Brad Lidge, once one of the best closers in baseball, was dealt Wednesday by the Houston Astros to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Lidge briefly lost his job as closer for the Astros last year. He went 5-3 with 19 saves and a 3.36 ERA during the season in which he turned 30.
He could battle for the closer job in Philadelphia or simply be a bullpen addition. He has 123 career saves.