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Wed, 08 May 2013 01:05:20 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said SP Roy Halladay's (shoulder) replacement, in the short term, will come from within the Phillies organization. If Halladay's absence is long, Amaro said, he might explore an outside solution. "There's some players we'll keep an eye out on," Amaro said.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:00:06 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team is still looking for catching and pitching help.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 02:18:03 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said OF Delmon Young was signed to a one-year contract to play regularly in right field, even though Young hasn't played in right in six seasons. Amaro did not say what Young's signing would do for the other outfielders on the roster.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:16:21 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies will likely enter spring training with an outfield consisting of Ben Revere, Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr., Darin Ruf, and Laynce Nix. "We're likely going with what we've got," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. Amaro may change his mind for a low-risk veteran outfielder to join the system, as the club still has about $7 million of its projected $178 million payroll to spend.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:29:26 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knee), who has had knee issues each of the past two offseasons, is cautiously optimistic he can return to full-time duty in 2013. "He's taking ground balls pretty much every other day," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He didn't take a whole lot of time off. One of the things I think we've all learned, including Chase, that it probably behooved him to continue to work and do things to be able to keep his joints going, keep his knees going. He's actually done very well."
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 23:01:28 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies want a starting pitcher to round out their rotation. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told media that even though they traded for 3B Michael Young and could get a starter from within their system, he is more likely to reach into the open market.
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:13:24 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he would rather fill the team's weaknesses through free agency than trades. "Free agency is good because I'd rather keep our players," he said. "I'd rather keep the depth if I could."
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 23:12:13 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the upcoming free-agent market has a few good players on it, but Amaro cautioned the team may not make any major moves right away. "I think patience is going to be important throughout this offseason," Amaro said. "And the reason that I say that is none of the opportunities that present themselves, at least at first blush, are all that fantastic... I think we're going to have to be creative to try to improve. There are only a few standout guys out there that would be potential free agents."
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:41:45 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he doesn't plan on being a seller at the trade deadline this year. The Phillies would like to add some bullpen pieces, if possible. "We plan on being contenders in '13, '14, '15 and '16," Amaro said. "So we're not blowing this team up. That's not going to happen, regardless of what happens over the next couple of weeks."
Thu, 10 May 2012 10:47:00 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies could find themselves in a position to be sellers in the trade market this summer, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. "The way we're playing is unacceptable," Amaro said. "We're always looking to improve the club, but we have to start by doing it in-house. Guys have to play better. There are players with talent here. Sometimes players need to take it upon themselves to perform better." The team would like to avoid paying the luxury tax this year, and they are currently just shy of the $178 million threshold.