Now that the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired third
baseman Michael Young from the Texas Rangers, their next targets will be a
setup man and outfielders, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
#Phillies get M. Young, as reported by @bnightengale, others. Next moves for Phils: Find a setup man, other OFers.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2012
So far this offseason the Phillies have added a center
fielder, acquiring Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins, and a third baseman in
Even after Revere, Philadelphia has another void in their
outfield. The club traded Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence last summer, leaving
them with unproven options penciled in at this point, including Darin Ruf, John
Mayberry Jr. and Domonic Brown. Philadelphia has been tied to basically every
available outfielder this offseason, including Josh Hamilton, Cody Ross and
Beyond closer Jonathan Papelbon, Philadelphia has several
questions when it comes to the back end of its bullpen. They’ve been in the
market for late-inning arms and nearly acquired Wilton Lopez from the Houston
Astros earlier this offseason.
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