Phillies claim reliever Otero from Athletics

Phillies claim reliever Otero from Athletics

The Phillies have claimed right-handed reliever Dan Otero off waivers from the A's.

Otero, 30, went 2-4 with a 6.75 ERA in 41 games (over four stints) with Oakland last season. Over his first two seasons with the A's, he was 10-2 with a 2.01 ERA in 105 games.

Opposing batters hit .333 with a .531 slugging percentage against Otero last season, the highest among Major League relievers.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.