Phillies Tender Contracts to Arbitration Eligible Players, Ink Reliever to a Deal

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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Report: Phillies Have “Real Interest” in Xander Bogaerts

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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Who is Masataka Yoshida and Does He Make Sense for the Phillies?

Philadelphia Phillies fans are quickly becoming fans of Nippon Professional Baseball’s Orix Buffaloes.  The Osaka based club is home to outfielder Masataka Yoshida, Japan’s next big export to the United States.  

The 29-year old slugger is the hottest name to come out of Japanese baseball since Shohei Ohtani in 2017. Yoshida, a self-professed Bryce Harper superfan, has asked Orix to be posted, or made available to the highest bidding MLB team. The move is likely to be confirmed in the next week or so according to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi

The addition of Yoshida to the free agent class throws a massive wrinkle into an already interesting hot stove season.  

But who is Japan’s next big star, how are the Phillies connected, and does it make sense?

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Phillies Hot Stove: Jean Segura Now a Free Agent

As expected, the Philadelphia Phillies declined the club option for infielder Jean Segura. The 32-year old is now a free agent.

The move allows the Phillies to pursue some big name free agents such as Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, or Dansby Swanson. Free agency begins at 5:00 PM/Eastern on Thursday.

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Rhys Hoskins Tops Phillies Arbitration Eligible Players

Like option eligible players, the Philadelphia Phillies only have a handful of arbitration eligible players heading into the 2022-23 MLB offseason. Players and the club must agree to a contract by January 13, 2023 or they will go to arbitration.  An arbitrator (duh) will hear the case from both sides and make a decision on 2023 salary.


Related: Important 2022-23 MLB Offseason Dates


Here are the Phils’ arbitration eligible players (2022 salary in parentheses). 

  • 1B Rhys Hoskins ($7.7M)
  • P Jose Alvarado ($1.9M)
  • P Seranthony Dominguez ($725,000)
  • P Ranger Suarez ($730,000)
  • P Sam Coonrod ($717,500)
  • INF Yairo Munoz ($700,000)
  • INF Edmundo Sosa ($715,600)

The trio of Alvarado, Dominguez, and Suarez were a steal for the Phillies at their 2022 salaries.  The trio, along with Hoskins, will see a significant bump heading into the 2023 season.  

How much? Let’s take a look. 

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