Phillies acquire Davis from Braves

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday acquired former National League Cy Young Award winner Mark Davis from the Atlanta Braves for minor-league pitcher Brad Hassinger.

Davis, who won the Cy Young Award as a member of the San Diego Padres in 1989, will report to the Phillies on Wednesday.


As part of the deal, the Phillies agreed to pay a portion of Davis' 1993 contract along with his two former clubs, the Braves and the Kansas City Royals.

Davis, 32, compiled a league-leading 44 saves and a 1.85 ERA for the Padres in 1989 and then signed with Kansas City as a free agent after the season. He was traded to Atlanta in July 1992 for pitcher Juan Berenguer.

Davis had been designated for assignment by the Braves at the end of spring training after compiling a 2.16 ERA in 10 appearances in the spring.

Hassinger, who had been with Reading of the Eastern League, will report to West Palm Beach of the Florida State League.

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