In their pursuit of a center fielder, the Philadelphia
Phillies have talked to the Colorado Rockies about a trade involving Dexter
Fowler, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Source: #Phillies have talked to #Rockies about Fowler. Rockies would want pitching back, for now and future.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 3, 2012
The Phillies are in need of a center fielder, and they’ve
made the position their top priority this offseason. Two of their free agent
targets, B.J. Upton and Angel Pagan, are already off the board. Philadelphia
reportedly isn’t as much of a fit for fellow free agents Michael Bourn and
former Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino.
If not Bourn or Victorino, the Phillies may be forced to
move on to the trade market to find their center fielder. If they target Fowler
he won’t come cheap, as the Rockies seek pitching, both pieces they can plug
into their major league roster now and prospects for later, in return,
according to Rosenthal.
Beyond Fowler, the Phillies have been tied to Los Angeles
Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos.
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