UPDATE: Delmon Young has agreed to sign with the Phillies for one year, $750,000. ORIGINAL: Sources told CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury that the Phillies are seriously considering signing free agent outfielder Delmon Young. “I think we can [get a corner outfielder before spring training],” general manager Ruben Amaro said. “We hope to do it… We’ve kicked around … Continue reading Phillies Sign Delmon Young
The Phillies have avoided arbitration with left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo. The Phillies signed the 27-year-old reliever to a one-year, $1.4 million contract. The deal includes bonus incentives. Last year, Bastardo went 2-5 with a 4.33 ERA, striking out 81 batters in only 52 innings.
The Phillies are still without their power-hitting corner outfielder and they are most likely going to leave it that way. General manager Ruben Amaro said today that the Phillies are likely done making moves, especially in their search to add a corner outfielder. They will rely on Domonic Brown, Ben Revere, Darin Ruf, John Mayberry … Continue reading Phillies Probably Done Making Moves
Earlier today, it was reported that heavily sought corner outfielder Cody Ross had signed a three-year, $26 million deal to play in Arizona. Last week, the Phillies intense pursuit of Ross was reported. It was known that Ross wanted a three-year deal and the Phillies were willing to go after the 31-year-old left fielder who … Continue reading Ross, Swisher Off the Board for Phillies
Position: Centerfield Age: 23 Prospect Level: Mid-level prospect (9th according to BaseballAmerica.com) Team: Reading (Double-A). 2012 Minor League Stats: 111 G, .249 AVG, 14 2B, 5 3B, 6 HR, 31 RBI, .651 OPS Season in Review: For one of the top prospects in the Phillies farm system, 2012 didn’t quite measure up to Jiwan James’ past seasons in … Continue reading Prospect Report: Jiwan James
The Phillies are still in need of a corner outfielder, and they are targeting Cody Ross the most to fill that spot. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Phillies are “intensifying pursuit of Cody Ross. Other teams also being more aggressive. Mariners among those that have shown interest.” Ross is seeking a three-year deal.
The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with left-handed starter John Lannan. Lannan is a “low-risk, high-reward” move for Ruben Amaro, who said that was the type of player he was pursuing for his fifth starter. Kyle Kendrick will most likely be the fourth starter in the rotation now. Lannan, 28, … Continue reading Phillies Sign Ex-Nat John Lannan