Afternoon update: Reyes, Francoeur

Dennys Reyes had a 3-1 record and a 3.55 ERA last season with the Cardinals. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Phillies could be closing in on a deal for a lefty reliever. A baseball source with knowledge of the situation said talks have accelerated between the Phillies and former Cardinals southpaw Dennys Reyes. ESPN's Enrique Rojas reported the two sides were "very close" to a one-year deal with a club option.  A second source said the Phillies are Reyes' ideal destination. The two parties met last night, but as of this morning a deal was not imminent. Also on the Phillies' radar is Dodgers lefty George Sherrill.


Jeff Francoeur has agreed to a one-year deal with the Kansas City Royals, so cross him off your list of right-handed bats on the market. Also, Matt Diaz signed a two-year deal with the Pirates.

The Phillies could end up turning to the trade market to add a bat. One name that has been mentioned as a possibility is former center fielder Aaron Rowand, who finished last season in a bench role with the Giants.

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