Jeremy Hellickson involved in minor car accident on way out of Philly

Jeremy Hellickson got a trip from the NL East cellar to an AL East team still clinging to playoff hopes, but the right-hander hit a bump in the road on his way out of Philadelphia.

The veteran pitcher, who was traded by thePhillies to the Orioleson Friday, has not yet arrived in Baltimore, as he was rear-ended on his way to the airport.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Hellickson is doing fine and has been in contact with Baltimore's staff but had to go with his girlfriend to the emergency room following the car accident.

Showalter said Hellickson will now go to Baltimore, instead of joining the team for the finale in Texas on Sunday. The Orioles will start a seven-game homestand on Monday.

The 30-year-old is 6-5 with a 4.73 ERA and joins an Orioles pitching staff that has the second-worst ERA in all of baseball, at 5.15.

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