The Phillies proceed to seek for a pitcher.
Philadelphia has “investigated the possibility of trading for” Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke, in response to a report from NBC Sports activities Philadelphia.
The 35-year-old right-hander holds a 10-Four report with a 2.95 ERA in 20 begins thus far this season. He has struck out 114 and walked simply 16 in 128 innings pitched.
Greinke, a six-time All-Star, signed a large six-year, $206.5 million take care of the Diamondbacks in December 2015. He has additionally pitched for the Royals, Brewers, Angels and Dodgers over his 16-year profession.
The Diamondbacks entered play Thursday with a 49-47 report. They path the Dodgers by 13 half video games within the Nationwide League West and are only a 1/2-game out of the second wild-card spot.
The Phillies, in the meantime, got here into the season with excessive expectations, nevertheless, they have been inconsistent thus far.
Philadelphia has reportedly been “in contact with every team that has pitching available,” however president Andy MacPhail stated the group may not be prepared to commerce prime prospects for frontline gamers.
“Hard for us to make the judgment now that we’re one trade away from the World Series,” MacPhail informed reporters final week, by way of MLB.com. “We don’t believe that. I don’t believe that. So, as a result, you’re going to have to be more judicious with your playing talent. It doesn’t mean you can’t make a different type of deal, doesn’t mean you can’t make a deal where a component is taking on somebody’s salary.”
The Phillies have been linked to the Rangers’ Mike Minor, Tigers ace Matthew Boyd and Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner, as effectively.