Ed Wade made his first moves as acting general manager of the Phillies, trading second baseman Mickey Morandini to the Cubs for outfielder Doug Glanville and signing infielder Mark Lewis.
Morandini, 31, joined Philadelphia in 1988 and was one of the last remaining stars from the Phillies team that lost to Toronto in the 1993 World Series. He hit .295 last season with one homer, 39 RBIs, 83 runs and 16 steals.
Glanville, 27, hit .300 in 146 games last season with four homers, 35 RBIs, 19 steals and 79 runs. He will play center and lead off the batting order.
Lewis, 28, hit .267 last season with 10 homers and 42 RBIs for San Francisco.
The Akron Beacon-Journal is reporting that the Cleveland Indians have been in serious talks with relief pitcher Rod Beck. The former San Francisco closer was thought to be coveted by at least two other clubs, the Dodgers and Mariners. But officials from those teams have plans to go in a different direction.
Beck, 29, posted a 7-4 record and a 3.47 ERA in 70 innings, walking only eight.
If the Indians sign Beck, closer Jose Mesa will be traded, the paper reported.
In other baseball news: The agent for Rickey Henderson has started negotiations to return the outfielder to the Oakland A's. Henderson, who will be 39 on Christmas, has played with the Athletics for 12 of his 19 seasons in the major leagues, in three separate stints. . . . Roger Pavlik, cut loose by Texas last weekend, returned to the Rangers when he agreed to a $1.6 million, one-year contract. . . . Free agent outfielder Darren Lewis took more than a 50 per cent pay cut when he signed with Boston for an opportunity to play every day. . . . First baseman Greg Colbrunn agreed to a minor-league contract with the Colorado Rockies.