Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Phils Looking at Nomar

The Phillies are looking for a righthanded bat off their bench, and it could be Nomar Garciaparra.

Phils Looking at Nomar

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The Phillies are looking for a righthanded bat off their bench, and it could be Nomar Garciaparra.

Jim Salisbury confirmed a report that the Phillies are interested in Garciaparra, if he decides to continue his baseball career. Garciaparra hit .264 with eight homers and 28 RBIs in 55 games last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Phillies currently have Greg Dobbs, Eric Bruntlett, Geoff Jenkins, Matt Stairs and Chris Coste/Ronny Paulino on their bench. It stands to reason that if the Phillies sign Garciaparra (or another righthanded bat) that one of the lefthanded bats eventually would have to go. Dobbs isn't going anywhere because he's relatively inexpensive and versatile defensively (i.e. he can play in the infield and outfield). That likely means Jenkins or Stairs could be moved. Stairs only makes $1 million in 2009, so he would be much easier to move than Jenkins, who makes $6.75 million with a $1.25 million buyout for a mutual option for 2010.

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