Player News - Phillies

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MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports that the Phillies have interviewed Giants third base coach Phil Nevin for their managerial opening.

Nevin was a finalist for the Diamondbacks' job a couple years ago before being hired to the Giants' coaching staff last winter. Zolecki adds that Dodgers player development director Gabe Kapler has either interviewed or is scheduled to interview. Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway and A's third base coach Chip Hale have also been interviewed.
Oct 20 - 3:15 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Athletics third base coach Chip Hale has interviewed for the Phillies' managerial opening.

Hale was fired by the Diamondbacks after going 148-176 in two seasons. Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway is also known to be a candidate for the Phillies' job, and Heyman also lists Phillies special assistant Jorge Velandia, Phillies minor-league manager Dusty Wathan and Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina among the names that have "surfaced."
Oct 20 - 9:53 AM

Hyun Soo Kim told Yonhap News Agency in Japan that he is hoping to play for a major league team in 2018.

Kim may have to settle for a minor league contract this winter after batting just .231/.307/.292 over 239 plate appearances between the Orioles and Phillies in 2017. "It's not something I can control," he said of a potential landing spot in free agency. "Obviously, I'd love to stay in the majors. ... I'll just try to do the best I can." Kim turns 30 years old in January.
Source: Yonhap News
Oct 19 - 10:55 AM

MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports that the Phillies will interview Indians pitching coach Mikey Callaway for their managerial opening next week.

The report comes after ESPN's Buster Olney reported Thursday that the Phillies were "taking a close look" at Callaway. The Indians pitching coach is expected to be a hot commodity this offseason, as he could be interviewed by a few teams that have managerial vacancies.
Oct 13 - 2:20 PM

The Phillies have named Larry Bowa senior advisor to general manager Matt Klentak.

Bowa has been the team's bench coach for the last four seasons but will now move to a different role following the firing of manager Pete Mackanin. The 71-year-old has been part of the organization as a player, manager, coach and now member of the front office.
Oct 13 - 11:11 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Phillies are "taking a close look" at Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway for their managerial opening.

Cleveland was bounced from the playoffs on Wednesday night, so this courtship can now heat up. Callaway is drawing interest for a number of openings around Major League Baseball, with one team executive telling ESPN's Jerry Crasnick earlier this month that the well-liked 42-year-old is "on everybody's list." Pete Mackanin was fired by Philadelphia at the end of the regular season.
Oct 12 - 12:22 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Ruben Amaro, Jr. is "believed to be in consideration" for the Phillies' managerial vacancy.

Get excited, Phillies fans. Of course, Amaro was the club's general manager for seven seasons prior to being fired in September of 2015. He has since served as the first base coach for the Red Sox. Phillies fans would surely prefer a more inspired choice. According to Cafardo, Triple-A Lehigh Valley manager Dusty Wathan, bench coach Larry Bowa, former MLB manager Eric Wedge, and Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo are among the other names under consideration. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Sunday that the club has also expressed interest in interviewing Rockies bench coach Mike Redmond. The process should heat up in the coming days.
Source: Boston Globe
Oct 9 - 11:14 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Phillies have expressed interest in Rockies' bench coach Mike Redmond for their managerial opening.

The Tigers are already set to meet with Redmond next week for their managerial vacancy, and it appears the former catcher is a hot commodity.
Oct 8 - 8:22 PM

Henderson Alvarez has elected to become a free agent.

Alvarez made three starts for the Phillies, and posted a 4.30 ERA with six strikeouts and 11 walks in 14 2/3 innings. Once a promising young right-hander, his injury history now makes him a potential minor-league flier at best at this point.
Oct 4 - 4:56 PM

Kevin Siegrist has elected to become a free agent.

Siegrest came over from the Cardinals on waivers at the beginning of September. The southpaw was one of the best lefty relievers in baseball from 2013-2016, but struggled with St. Louis and the Phillies to a 4.98 ERA in 2017. Because of his previous success he should draw some interest, but is likely looking at a deal that will be incentive-laden.
Oct 4 - 4:49 PM

Ty Kelly has elected to become a free agent.

Kelly was pushed off the Phillies' 40-man roster at the conclusion of the 2017 regular season and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 29-year-old utilityman is a .211/.297/.340 career hitter at the major league level.
Oct 4 - 2:57 PM

Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia writes that it's "likely" the Phillies shop Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez on the trade market this winter.

Hernandez's name was popular in trade rumors last offseason, but the Phillies obviously wound up hanging on to him and he had another fine season (.294/.373/.421). He could finally wind up being dealt this winter as Philly looks to clear a spot for Scott Kingery. Galvis has hit only .248/.292/.390 over the last two seasons, but he's popped 32 homers and is viewed as a strong defender at shortstop. Dealing him would allow the Phillies to hand shortstop over to J.P. Crawford. Hernandez is under team control through 2020, while Galvis will be a free agent after next season.
Oct 2 - 9:23 PM

Odubel Herrera went 2-for-5 with a double while scoring a run and knocking in two.

It's the 42nd double of the year for Herrera. He ends the year with a very respectable .281/.325.452 line while playing solid defense. He'll be an everyday player again for the Phillies in 2018, assuming he's not put on the market this winter.
Oct 1 - 6:57 PM

Maikel Franco hit his 24th homer of the season in the Phillies route of the Mets on Sunday.

Franco ends the year on a bit of a hot run, which is great. He still has a .690 OPS, which is less nice. There's lots of talent in the right-hander's bats, but he needs to see more pitches and make more consistent contact if he's going to be even an average regular.
Oct 1 - 6:52 PM

Nick Williams hit his 12th homer of the season in the Phillies thrashing of the Mets on Sunday.

Williams' homer was a three-run shot off of Rafael Montero, and he also drew a walk and scored another run. The 24-year-old is the rare player who was actually better in the big leagues than he was in Triple-A, but the Phillies aren't complaining. Assuming the improved approach stays with him, he's a starting outfielder going forward for Philadelphia.
Oct 1 - 6:48 PM


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