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Lidge goes to Phillies from Astros for Bourn, Geary

Updated: November 8, 2007, 2:10 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Phillies became the first team to make a big move at the general managers' meetings, acquiring closer Brad Lidge from the Houston Astros along with infielder Eric Bruntlett on Wednesday night.

Houston received speedy outfielder Michael Bourn, right-hander Geoff Geary and minor league third baseman Mike Costanzo.

The deal was first reported by ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.

The 30-year-old Lidge was 5-3 with 19 saves in 27 chances for the ...

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