The Phillies have received calls from multiple teams interested in Giles, the team's official site reports. GM Matt Klentak said last week at the GM Meetings that it is not a goal to trade Giles this offseason, but the team will listen to offers. The Marlins and Astros are two of the teams that have expressed interest in Giles. He finished last season 6-3 with a 1.56 ERA, 16 saves and an 87:25 K:BB ratio in 70 innings.
Phillies closer Ken Giles was called upon to save the game Saturday not in the ninth, but in the eighth. He passed the test with flying colors and got a win as a bonus. Giles struck out Addison Russell with the go-ahead run on base in the eighth. He then struck out two in a scoreless ninth and watched his team win it on a walk-off homer to raise his record to 6-2. The right-hander has not allowed a run over his last 12 innings.
Phillies reliever Ken Giles recorded his 11th save of the season on Saturday against the Padres. Giles closed out the ninth inning of his team's victory with ease, not allowing a hit or walk in the process. He now has an impressive 1.53 ERA this season.
Phillies closer Ken Giles closed out his team's tight win over the Marlins with a perfect inning Sunday, to pick up his 10th save of the season. Giles retired the side in order, with one strikeout, for his third straight 1-2-3 frame. He remains perfect on save opportunities this season and has lowered his ERA to 1.63.
Phillies closer Ken Giles worked a perfect ninth inning to record his ninth save of the season in the 4-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday. The young right-hander struck out a batter and needed 17 pitches to retire the side in order. Giles has successfully converted all nine save opportunities since he became the primary closer for the Phillies at the end of July. He has allowed just one run over that stretch.