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
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
According to KRIS-TV of Corpus Christi, TX, a family source confirms that the Phillies have signed right-handed reliever Mike Adams, pending a physical. The deal is said to be worth $18 million, and is a three-year deal. The third year is a vesting option if Adams pitches 120 innings in 2013 and 2014, with at … Continue reading Phillies Sign RHP Mike Adams
The Phillies invited nine non-40-man roster players to Spring Training this season. The list is headed by free agent catcher Humberto Quintero, who is the top candidate to back-up Erik Kratz while Carlos Ruiz serves his 25-game suspension. Quintero will compete with prospects Tommy Joseph and Sebastian Valle for that spot. Quintero, 33, hit .232 … Continue reading Quintero Heads List of Nine Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees for Phillies
In an interesting report from ESPN’s Buster Olney, the New York Yankees will bring back Ichiro Suzuki for another season. But what’s interesting about that is that Suzuki reportedly declined a two-year, $14 million offer from the Phillies to sign the one-year deal with New York. The Phillies are in need of another corner outfielder … Continue reading Olney: Ichiro Rejects Phillies Offer; Signs With Yankees
CBS’ Jon Heyman reported that the Phillies are in talks with the Chicago Cubs about 36-year-old outfielder Alfonso Soriano. The Phillies would send Domonic Brown to Chicago for Soriano, and the Cubs would have to pay a significant amount of Soriano’s salary. The Cubs are willing to pay up to $26 million of the $36 … Continue reading Phillies In Talks With Cubs; Interested in a Brown-for-Soriano Swap