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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 3:54 pm | Updated: 3:20 pm, Tue Jan 22, 2013.

Richmond Flying Squirrels catcher Tommy Joseph was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies organization on Tuesday, part of the deal that made outfielder Hunter Pence a San Francisco Giant an hour or two before the 4 p.m. major-league trade deadline.

The Giants also gave up big-league outfielder Nate Schierholtz and Class A pitcher Seth Rosin.

Joseph, who turned 21 on July 16, was batting .260 with 8 HRs and 38 RBI for Richmond in his rookie Double-A season. Baseball America ranked Joseph as the Giants’ No. 2 prospect, behind Richmond outfielder Gary Brown, before this season.

Joseph represented the Giants in the Futures Game, a showcase for the best talent in the minor leagues, in Kansas City earlier this month.