Despite having already acquired Ben Revere this offseason, the Phillies continue to seek outfield help according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team is looking for a veteran corner outfielder.
"We've had several talks with free agents, although they're limited now," said Amaro. "We've also talked about some possible trades. We're staying active as far as that is concerned. We're still trying to improve, depth-wise, in our outfield, if we can. We don't have proven everyday Major League players on our corners right now. If we can create some depth there, if we can create some competition, I would like to do that."
At the moment, the Phillies have two left-handed hitters (Domonic Brown and Laynce Nix) and two right-handed hitters (Darin Ruf and John Mayberry Jr.) slated for the outfield corners. They reportedly had interest in both Vernon Wells and Scott Hairston earlier this offseason, and both remain options according to Zolecki. There is no shortage of available outfield bats, as our Free Agent Tracker shows.