Phillies Considering Additional Depth Signings

After signing Ronny Cedeno to a minor league deal earlier today, the Phillies are weighing several other depth signings, reports Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. An outfielder, left-handed bat, and starting and relief pitching are all being eyed by GM Ruben Amaro Jr., according to the report.

The club has considered bringing in veteran Lyle Overbay to add left-handed power, says Salisbury. In 486 plate appearances last season for the Yankees, appearing mostly at first, Overbay registered a .240/.295/.393 line and knocked 14 home runs, though he also struck out 111 times.

The Phils are also keen to add arms. "We're looking to add pitching depth in the bullpen and rotation, still trolling," said Amaro. "They'd likely be non-roster guys." Salisbury reports that Philadelphia has "kept tabs" on former closer Ryan Madson, and may decide to give him a look this spring. Madson has yet to throw a big league inning for another franchise due to elbow issues, though he has earned over $9MM from other clubs during the last two seasons. 

Another name that could be under consideration, according to Salisbury, is Chad Gaudin. The well-traveled 30-year-old, who has appeared for nine MLB teams over eleven seasons, put up a 3.06 ERA in 97 innings last year for the Giants. His primary attractieness to Philly would be his ability to work as a starter or out of the pen.


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14 Comments on "Phillies Considering Additional Depth Signings"


neurogame
1 year 7 months ago

9 Million for jack squat? Ryan Madson – Keep gett’in dem checks. I’m jealous.

Zak A
1 year 7 months ago

4 years 44 MM smh

Kayrall
1 year 7 months ago

Isn’t EVERY team considering additional depth signings?

phillies1102
1 year 7 months ago

Ruben Amaro, trolling?

Why am I not suprised….

theydizneyboy
1 year 7 months ago

It’s not as much him as it is the owners. David Montgomery and John S. Middleton are the ones you want to be calling out.

Matt Hill
1 year 7 months ago

I like how they wrote “earned” $9mill.

Zak A
1 year 7 months ago

Like we sittiin on the bench …. we don’t really play

VietVET
1 year 7 months ago

Phils continue to be bottom feeders….or should I say Amaro continues to be a bottom feeder!!!!

Klaus D.
1 year 7 months ago

I’m not defending Amaro by any means, but I’m not sure calling him a bottom feeder is fair. This year’s free agent class was horrible. Who was he supposed to sign that would help the team AND not end up being an overpaid contract that would be an albatross in future years? Ellsbury, Cano, Granderson…all bad contracts IMO. If anyone, I blame the scouting and development staff. They have to build their farm system better. If you want to pin that on Amaro for not hiring a more competent staff, I guess that’s fair. And the Howard contract was clearly a mistake. But your so called “bottom feeding” has nothing to do with that.

theydizneyboy
1 year 7 months ago

Do yourself a favor and look up John S. Middleton. Amaro is just a puppet, shift your blame to the ownership suite.

Zak A
1 year 7 months ago

Who’s negotiating the contracts? That’s who should be fired. If it’s RAJ I hope he buys his next car from me, he’ll offer more than I paid before I even say hello.

theydizneyboy
1 year 7 months ago

The ownership group tells the puppet what to do.

We have X money to spend and we want it spent on player(s) X.

Get a clue.

Zak A
1 year 7 months ago

Re-treds all around.

Catztradamus
1 year 7 months ago

I believe the Phillies are the team that will end up signing Nyjer Morgan.