Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke to reporters yesterday and confirmed that as a result of trading Vance Worley to obtain outfielder Ben Revere, he is keying in on a one or two low risk, high reward pitchers, while they await for an answer from Michael Young to whom they tendered an offer to play third base.
Initially, Amaro said he might be willing to fill the rotation spot vacated by Worley from within the organization, but conceded that he is more inclined to sign a free agent.
“We’re looking for a low-risk, high-reward type of guy,” the general manager said Friday night. “We’ve been exploring the market, and there are a lot of pitchers still out there.”
One such pitcher that has popped up is former Nationals’ starter John Lannan, 28, who was non-tendered last month. The lefthander is beginning to garner some interest and will not be as expensive as other options on the market with the same skill set after spending time in the minors.
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