|Matt Kata has played nearly every position for the Diamondbacks and had a .253 career average in the majors coming into this season.|
The Phillies get infielder Matt Kata from Arizona. Kata, who is 27, was at AAA Tucson and was hitting .312 with three homeruns and 28 RBI. "We think Matt can contribute to the big-league club," said Wade. "He's a versatile player and brings a lot of skills." Kata has played every position except left field and catcher in the majors. Kata came into the season as a career .253 hitter with Arizona, having played in 120 major league games over the past two seasons. This season, he was hitting .194 in 31 at bats with Arizona.
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