Correa was named the No. 3 prospect in the New York-Penn League in 2007, earning all-star honors with the short-season Class A Jamestown club, going 6-2 with a 3.22 ERA in 11 starts.By getting Taschner, the Phillies have a second left-hander in the bullpen while J.C. Romero serves his 50-game suspension. "We're pleased to add some left-handed pitching depth to our bullpen," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "And we just felt, as we evaluated our club, that Coste was a better fit for us." Ultimately, the Giants considered Taschner too inconsistent. Though he struck out 124 batters in 140 innings spanning 178 career appearances from 2005-08, he also walked 73 batters and recorded a 5.01 ERA. In eight Cactus League appearances this year, Taschner had no record with a 6.23 ERA, eight strikeouts and 12 walks in 8 2/3 innings. "It's a new adventure for me and my family, and a whole new set of eyes," said Taschner, referring to the Phillies staff. "Obviously, it's going to be a big change for me. I felt comfortable with the people I was around. But it's exciting." Taschner's name was bandied about in rumors before last year's Trade Deadline, but this time he believed the whispers were based in fact. "This year with the things I was hearing, I kind of felt like it was more likely to happen than not," he said.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.