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Mike Sweeney dealt to Phillies

Updated: August 5, 2010, 1:20 AM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners traded five-time All-Star hitter Mike Sweeney to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The Phillies announced they had acquired Sweeney a day after they put All-Star first baseman Ryan Howard on the disabled list with a sprained ankle.

Sweeney will provide hitting depth for Philadelphia, which began the day two games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East. The Phillies are hopeful to have ...

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