Found December 05, 2012 on Philliedelphia:
Two third basemen have signed contracts with teams other than the Phillies, limiting the team's options. First, Eric Chavez agreed to terms with the Arizona Diamondbacks on a one-year contract. Second, Jeff Keppinger agreed to terms with the Chicago White Sox on a three-year contract. I had earlier hoped for...
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