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Phillies acquire Stairs from Blue Jays to replace Jenkins

Updated: August 30, 2008, 11:26 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

The Toronto Blue Jays have completed its trade of Matt Stairs to the Philadelphia Phillies, who were in need of a left-handed bat off the bench to replace the injured Geoff Jenkins.

The trade was first reported by FoxSports.com on Friday.

"I never really had a say in it," Stairs said Friday. "They told me I was going to a contending team and that made it a little easier to accept than if I was going to a team that was out of the race. That would have been different.

"This ...

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