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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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