Philadelphia Phillies trade Mt. Airy native Jesse Biddle

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jesse Biddle throws during spring training baseball practice Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Clearwater, Fla.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies are bidding farewell to Mt. Airy native Jesse Biddle who has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Phillies Vice President & General Manager Matt Klentak announced the trade Wednesday.

Biddle was selected by the Phillies in the first round of the June 2010 draft.

He was a graduate of Germantown Friends School.

Biddle was designated for assignment on January 29th after the Phillies claimed pitcher Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

In return for Biddle, the Phils have acquired 27-year-old right-hander Yoervis Medina.

He is 10-9 with a 3.08 ERA over 146 career major league games for the Seattle Mariners (2013-15) and Chicago Cubs (2015).

Medina will be in major league spring training as a non-roster invitee.