Players that Played for Phillies and Cubs

8 Baseball Players who Played for Phillies and Cubs

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Phillies and the Cubs.

Kyle Schwarber

Kyle Schwarber is a left-handed hitting slugger who primarily plays as a left fielder and designated hitter. He debuted in the MLB in 2015 with the Chicago Cubs. Schwarber is known for his power at the plate, with career highlights including a .480 slugging percentage through the 2022 season.

He had a memorable 2015 postseason, belting five home runs in just nine games. However, he suffered a significant knee injury early in the 2016 season but made a dramatic return during the World Series the same year, helping the Cubs to their first championship in over a century.

Schwarber has since played for the Nationals, Red Sox and Phillies, continuing to add to his career totals of over 225 home runs and 500 RBIs.

*Schwarber was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 120)

Schwarber Key Stats

  • All-Star (Nationals, Phillies)
  • Silver Slugger (Phillies)
  • 40+ Home Run Season (Phillies)

Nick Castellanos

Nick Castellanos made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers in 2013, where he spent the first 7 seasons of his career. In Detroit, he developed into a reliable source of power and run production.

In 2019, Castellanos was traded to the Chicago Cubs, where he had a strong finish to the season, hitting .321 with 16 home runs in just 51 games. Following this stint with the Cubs, he’s continued on to the Reds and now the Phillies and continues to improve as his career progresses.

Up to this point, he has been awarded multiple accolades, including being named an All-Star twice and winning a Silver Slugger award.

Castellanos Key Stats

  • All-Star (Reds, Phillies)
  • Silver Slugger (Reds)
  • 100+ RBI Season (Tigers, Reds)

Craig Kimbrel

Craig Kimbrel made his MLB debut with the Atlanta Braves in 2010, quickly earning the closer role. In his rookie season, he recorded 46 saves, a 2.10 ERA, and was named the NL Rookie of the Year. He went on to lead the National League in saves for four consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2014, earning All-Star honors in each of those years.

After his time with the Braves, Kimbrel played for the San Diego Padres before being traded to the Boston Red Sox. He continued to be one of the league’s best closers, helping the Red Sox win the World Series in 2018 with some crucial postseason performances.

Kimbrel’s later career has included stints with the Cubs, White Sox, Dodgers and Phillies. His ability to strike out batters at a high rate and close out games with efficiency has been a hallmark of his career.

Kimbrel Key Stats

  • All-Star (Braves, Red Sox, Cubs, Phillies)
  • World Series Champ (Red Sox)
  • 300+ Career Saves (Braves, Red Sox, Cubs, Phillies, Dodgers, Padres, White Sox)
  • 40+ Save Season (Braves, Red Sox)

Mickey Morandini

Mickey Morandini played from 1990 to 2000 – mostly with the Phillies, but also with the Cubs and Blue Jays. Morandini was a solid player, known for his glove work and consistent performance at the plate.

He was selected once for the All-Star Game, in 1995 with the Phillies. Morandini is also remembered for his unassisted triple play in 1992, a rarity in the game.

Heathcliff Slocumb

You may remember Heathcliff Slocumb as a relief pitcher with the Phillies and Red Sox in the 90s, but he was a bit of a journeyman playing for 8 teams over the course of 10 years. (Cubs, Phillies, Cardinals, Red Sox, Mariners, Padres, Indians (now Guardians), Orioles)

He was a solid reliever with some good seasons and even an all-star appearance while with the Phillies in 1995.

However, he might be best known in baseball lore for being traded from the Red Sox to the Mariners in 1997 for Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek, a deal that later appeared very lopsided in Boston’s favor.

Benito Santiago

As a young catcher growing up, I remember seeing Benito Santiago throwing players out from his knees and thought it was the coolest thing ever and something I remember imitating in Little League games.

But, that’s not what matters here. What matters is that 5 time All-Star Benito Santiago played for 9 different teams throughout this 20 year career which makes him an absolute force on the Immaculate Grid.

Santiago played for Padres, Giants, Reds, (Florida) Marlins, Blue Jays, Royals, Pirates, Phillies and Cubs.

Jamie Moyer

Jamie Moyer was a steady pitcher in baseball for an impressive stretch from 1986 to 2012. He made a name for himself with teams like the Mariners and Phillies, but also had stops with the Cubs, Orioles, Rangers, Rockies, Cardinals and Red Sox.

Over his career, he snagged over 260 wins, proving that you don’t need a blazing fastball to get the job done. Moyer was an All-Star once and was also a big part of the Phillies’ World Series win in 2008.

What’s really cool about him is that he pitched in the majors until he was 49, which is just amazing.

Matt Stairs

Matt Stairs had a lengthy Major League career that spanned from 1992 to 2011, during which he played for 12 different teams, essentially making him an Immaculate Grid Hall-of-Famer.

Known for his power-hitting abilities, primarily as a pinch-hitter, he hit 265 home runs over his career and holds the record for the most pinch-hit home runs in MLB history with 23. Stairs had a career batting average of .262 with an OPS of .832, and recorded 899 RBIs.

Notably, in the 2008 postseason with the Philadelphia Phillies, he hit one of the most famous home runs in Phillies history, helping the team move onto the World Series that year.

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