Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/14/14
One prominent agent said the Philadelphia Phillies could “surprise everyone” and sign free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton this offseason, reports Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. "Watch out for #phillies to surprise everyone and sign Hamilton,'' said one prominent agent. A scout told me the same thing. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 29, 2012 A scout expressed similar sentiments to Crasnick, who added that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has a reputation for “liking the big splash.” While the Phillies have reportedly been targeting center fielders early this offseason, they could be in the market for multiple outfielders. The team traded veteran outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino last summer. The market for Hamilton continues to be hazy at best, so speculation such as this figures to be ongoing until it becomes clearer which teams will actually pursue the slugger. He’s reportedly seeking a seven-year, $175 million contract, which could certainly limit his number of suitors. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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