He would join Pat Neshek, who agreed to a two-year earlier this week.
The Phils manager does not believe in having rules, but "not having rules doesn't mean not having expectations."
The Phillies have operated this offseason on the principle that there is not one move - or two or three moves - that can morph them into contenders in 2018.
The Phillies and Orioles have not discussed a Machado trade this offseason, according to a source. Machado, 25, is a free agent after the 2018 season.
The Phillies, a source said, are close to a deal to sign reliever Pat Neshek, who represented the team in last year's All Star Game before being traded two weeks later to Colorado.
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Fittingly, Jack Morris reached the Hall of Fame in extra innings.
The righthander is a junior pitcher/outfielder at Calvary Christian High in Florida.
The Phillies could wait for the perfect deal for Cesar Hernandez or Freddy Galvis - a deal that may not materialize - at the risk of sacrificing whatever value their current infield surplus has.
After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another.
The Japanese two-way star announced Friday he will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, ending the sweepstakes surrounding his move to the majors in a surprising destination.
Thomson worked under Joe Torre and Joe Girardi. He spent the last 10 seasons on the Yankees staff, including four years as a bench coach.
The Phillies, according to a source, placed outfielder Cameron Perkins and infielder Engelb Vielma on waivers.