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Phillies have reportedly checked in on Robbie Ray recently

While the Philadelphia Phillies will square off with Clayton Kershaw this evening, they reportedly are keeping tabs on another prominent left-hander in the National League West.

And, at least as far as this report is concerned, it isn’t San Francisco Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner.

According to Jon Morosi of, the Phillies have shown “recent interest” in Arizona Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray. They aren’t alone in their interest, however, with Morosi saying that the Houston Astros have also checked in on Ray, who he says may be more coveted than Bumgarner.

This isn’t the first time that the Phillies have been connected to Ray, who won’t turn 28 until October.