Phillies still in running for Sheffield

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Gary Sheffield's agent Rufus Williams and Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke again today. (Charles Krupa/AP file photo)

The Phillies continue to play a game of wait-and-see with recently-released slugger Gary Sheffield. Sheffield's agent, Rufus Williams, said a few minutes ago that they have received some fresh inquiries from teams today and are still in the process of evaluating each prospective situation. They have not, however, ruled the Phillies out. Williams and Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke again today, and Williams re-iterated what he told the Daily News last night, that the talks were "productive."

Playing time remains a big concern for Sheffield, so I'd still have to consider the Phillies a long-shot. But it isn't clear who some of the other teams in the running are. The Reds had some interest as of earlier today. But they publicly said they weren't sure how much playing time Sheffield would get in Cincinnati, either.

I don't imagine we'll here anything more tonight.

That said, keep it locked to High Cheese and we'll keep you posted as best we can.

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