Phillies Rumors: Philly Done Making Moves

The Philadelphia Phillies have continued to be tied to outfielders and other potential roster upgrades, but yesterday general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that the team is likely “going with what we’ve got,” reports Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer.


The GM did not eliminate the possibility of a veteran addition for the outfield, but admitted within his current constraints (both monetary and player-wise), there is not much more than a marginal upgrade available. He categorized his current pursuit as "looking around for some low-risk, high-reward type of players."

The corner outfield spots were viewed as the team’s top priority after addressing third base, center fielder and their bullpen earlier this offseason. However, it appears that the team’s Opening Day left and right fielders will come from in-house; some combination of Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr., Darin Ruf and Laynce Nix.

Amaro did say that he’s open to adding low-cost, high-reward players, but these don’t figure to have major expected impacts tied to their acquisitions. So far this offseason Philadelphia has signed John Lannan and Mike Adams, while the team acquired Ben Revere and Michael Young via trades.


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