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According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a deal with free agent reliever Craig Kimbrel.
The length and dollars on the deal have not been reported. The deal is a one-year deal worth a reported $10 million.
Kimbrel , 34, spent the 2022 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He appeared in 63-games for LA posting a 3.75 ERA, a 1.317 WHIP, and 22 saves in 60 innings pitched.
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The Philadelphia Phillies busy Tuesday night continues. After signing starter Taijuan Walker, the Phillies have reportedly inked reliever Matt Strahm to a 2-year/$15MM deal.
Strahm, 31, spent 2022 with the Boston Red Sox going 4-4 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.231 WHIP, 10.5 K/9 in 44.2 innings out of the bullpen. Prior to Boston, Strahm spent 2018-2021 with the San Diego Padres and 2016-17 with Kansas City. He was drafted by Kansas City in the 21st round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Neosho Community College.
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The Philadelphia Phillies are staying busy on the free agent front. A day after signing Trea Turner, the Phillies have reached an agreement with starting pitcher Taijuan Walker.
The 30-year old has reportedly agreed to a 4-year/$72 million deal. He spent the past two seasons with the New York Mets.
The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a contract with free agent shortstop Trea Turner according to Jeff Passan.
Tuner’s contract is 11-years worth $300 million.
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Zach Eflin is now officially a former Philadelphia Phillie. The 28-year old righty has inked a 3-year/$40MM deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, the richest in Tampa’s history. The deal is pending a physical.
The deal will pay Eflin $11MM in 2023 & 2024 and balloon to $18MM in 2025.
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MLB scribe Jon (Paul) Morosi was on MLB Network and dropped this nugget on free agent shortstop Trea Turner.
Turner would like to get PAID and would like to head back to the Grapefruit League for Spring Training. Good news, the Phillies fit the bill! The Fightin’s have a ton of cigar money to spend and they train in BEAUTIFUL Clearwooder. Hell, they even bought more Florida land just for Turner (probably).
It’s also worth noting that teams would like the big name free agents to “shit or get off the pot” and get the market moving. The MLB Winter Meetings are set for San Diego from Sunday through next Wednesday. Imagine a Sunday where the Eagles potentially clinch a playoff spot only to be outdone by the Phillies inking Turner!
While the expectation is Turner to Philadelphia, what happens if he signs elsewhere? Do we riot? Nope, the Phillies will reportedly still get an elite player.
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Friday was a busier than usual day for the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Fightin’s —as expected— tendered contracts to all arbitration eligible players by Friday’s non-tender deadline. Six players in total, Rhys Hoskins, Jose Alvarado, Ranger Suarez, Seranthony Domínguez, Edmundo Sosa, and Sam Coonrod, received their tenders.
Coonrod and the Phillies agreed to a one-year, $775,000 deal shortly thereafter.
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The Philadelphia Phillies have added Johan Rojas to the 40-man roster, the team announced on Tuesday.
His addition to the 40-man protects him from being selected in the Rule 5 draft.
The 22-year old was ranked the 5th best prospect in the system by MLB Pipeline.
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MLB insider Jon Heyman is reporting the Philadelphia Phillies are “believed to have real interest” in free agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts.
This “news” should come as no surprise.
The Phillies have been linked to Bogaerts for a while now. Bogaerts name routinely surfaced in trade speculation due to his relationship with Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.
Now Dombrowski can go after one of “his guys” without giving up players. If last offseason was any indication, Dombrowski should have a blank check to sign any player he wishes in free agency.
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The MLB Hot Stove is boiling over with rumors that free agent shortstop Trea Turner is on the top of the Philadelphia Phillies wishlist and the Phillies are reportedly on the top of his.
It has been rumored for some time that the Phils were infatuated with Turner and would pursue the 29-year old in free agency. There was even chatter from Los Angeles that Turner, a former Washington National, was longing to return to the East Coast. This made connecting the dots and playing fantasy free agency a fun exercise.
But rumors from various sources are just that, rumors. However, in the past 24-48 hours, it’s gone from rumor and innuendo to insider chatter.
I’ve always subscribed to the theory of “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” and with Turner and the Phillies it’s nearing a damn 3-alarmer.
It all began with NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Phillies Talk podcast with Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman. On the pod, which dropped on Monday or Tuesday, Seidman asked the venerable Salisbury if he believed Turner to Philadelphia was a legit possibility.
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