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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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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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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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Philadelphia Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski met with the media during this week’s GM Meetings to set the framework for the Phillies offseason.
The future Hall of Famer discussed roster moves, potential free agents, and the luxury tax.
Here’s what Dombrowski had to say:
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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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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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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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Now that the 2022-23 MLB offseason is here, the Phillies have until Thursday, November 10 to decide what direction they’re going to take with option eligible players.
Among the key players with options are starting pitcher Aaron Nola and second baseman Jean Segura.
Here’s how it breakdown for the Phillies.
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Welcome to the 2022-23 MLB Hot Stove season. Beginning today, teams are able to have conversations with free agents who finished the season with other teams. Contract terms may not be discussed or agreements reached until Thursday, November 10 at 5:00 PM/Eastern.
Here are other key dates for the MLB offseason:
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