The Pittsburgh Pirates traded veteran right-handed reliever Kent Tekulve to the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday for veteran left-handed reliever Al Holland and minor league reliever Frankie Griffin.

In another roster move, the Pirates activated outfielder Steve Kemp, an offseason acquisition from the New York Yankees who went on the disabled list April 6 for further rehabilitation of his left shoulder, on which he had arthroscopic surgery during the winter. Center Marvell Wynne was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.

Phillies President Bill Giles said of the trade, "At least for the last two years we've been trying to get Kent. One of the reasons for the trade is that Al Holland is on the last year of his contract and we had made up our minds we were not going to extend his contract."

Tekulve is signed through 1986 with an option year in 1987.

Tekulve, 38, a native of Cincinnati, has spent his entire major league career with Pittsburgh, joining the organization in 1969 and debuting with the Pirates in 1974. His best year was in the world championship season of 1979 when he had 31 saves, a 10-8 record and a league-high 94 appearances.

He is 70-61 lifetime with a 2.68 ERA and 158 saves in 722 appearances.

Last year he had a 3-9 record with a 2.66 earned run average and 13 saves in 72 games. This year his record was 0-0 with no saves and a 16.20 ERA in three appearances.

Holland, 32, is returning to the Pirates organization, where he started in 1975. He was traded to San Francisco in June 1979 in the deal that brought Bill Madlock to the Pirates. In late 1982, the Giants traded Holland to the Phillies along with Joe Morgan.

Holland peaked with an 8-4 record and 25 saves in the pennant year of 1983, and he made the 1984 National League All-Star team before going sour the closing third of last season, which he ended 5-10 with 29 saves and a 3.39 ERA. He was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three appearances for the 1985 Phillies.

Left-handed Griffin, 25, has been used primarily in relief, most recently at Reading of the AA Eastern League. Phillies and Pirates Swap Relief Pitchers From News Services

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded veteran right-handed reliever Kent Tekulve to the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday for veteran left-handed reliever Al Holland and minor league reliever Frankie Griffin.

In another roster move, the Pirates activated outfielder Steve Kemp, an offseason acquisition from the New York Yankees who went on the disabled list April 6 for further rehabilitation of his left shoulder, on which he had arthroscopic surgery during the winter. Center Marvell Wynne was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.

Phillies President Bill Giles said of the trade, "At least for the last two years we've been trying to get Kent. One of the reasons for the trade is that Al Holland is on the last year of his contract and we had made up our minds we were not going to extend his contract."

Tekulve is signed through 1986 with an option year in 1987.

Tekulve, 38, a native of Cincinnati, has spent his entire major league career with Pittsburgh, joining the organization in 1969 and debuting with the Pirates in 1974. His best year was in the world championship season of 1979 when he had 31 saves, a 10-8 record and a league-high 94 appearances.

He is 70-61 lifetime with a 2.68 ERA and 158 saves in 722 appearances.

Last year he had a 3-9 record with a 2.66 earned run average and 13 saves in 72 games. This year his record was 0-0 with no saves and a 16.20 ERA in three appearances.

Holland, 32, is returning to the Pirates organization, where he started in 1975. He was traded to San Francisco in June 1979 in the deal that brought Bill Madlock to the Pirates. In late 1982, the Giants traded Holland to the Phillies along with Joe Morgan.

Holland peaked with an 8-4 record and 25 saves in the pennant year of 1983, and he made the 1984 National League All-Star team before going sour the closing third of last season, which he ended 5-10 with 29 saves and a 3.39 ERA. He was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three appearances for the 1985 Phillies.

Left-handed Griffin, 25, has been used primarily in relief, most recently at Reading of the AA Eastern League.