It was reported over the weekend that the Phillies have been making calls, looking for more outfield help.

"I've had three GM's tell me this week that the Phillies' No. 1 priority is outfield," said MLB Network's Jim Bowden. They've been out there looking at outfield help.  I don't think they are getting the outfield production they were hoping for in center field or overall."

With the injury to Brandon Marsh, coupled with an a desire to add outfield depth, Jeff Passan floated out three names the Phillies might consider before the July 21 deadline.

Over at, Passan writes in his early 2024 MLB trade deadline preview that the Phillies are one of six teams in the definite adders category with the Braves, Orioles, Dodgers, Yankees and Mariners.

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Which names could the Phillies be looking at in a trade?

Per Passan, the Phillies could have interest in White Sox's Luis Robert Jr., Tampa Bay's Randy Arozarena or Houston Kyle Tucker.

For Robert:

The White Sox are willing to deal center fielder Luis Robert Jr., who is expected to return from a hip injury this week and is locked up through 2027.

For Arozarena:

Teams want to know if the Rays will move Randy Arozarena, who, despite a dreadful offensive season (his wOBA ranks 149th of 157 qualified hitters) remains enough of a name that teams will line up if the Rays make him available.

For Tucker:

They could go full reimagining, shipping out outfielder Kyle Tucker and left-hander Framber Valdez in addition to Bregman and Pressly.

Passan rights the team could move Edmundo Sosa from shortstop to the outfield, but mentions the team doesn't have a lot of internal options.

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski tends to adhere to a go-big-or-go-home philosophy, and whether it's Robert, Arozarena or even Tucker, he's got the minor league system to convince an on-the-fence team to deal a true impact outfielder.


On Monday night the team used veteran David Dahl, who came up with two hits, including a home run and was having a fine season at Triple-A Lehigh, hitting .340 with 12 homers and 26 RBIs.

Overall the former No, 10 overall pick in the draft , has hit 271 with 43 homers and 161 RBIs in 331 games over six MLB seasons, making the All-Star game in 2019.

Two other things mentioned by Passan were a utility man and potentially another reliever to add to the bullpen.

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