Dating back to the offseason a common Phillies trade rumor surrounded Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray. A controllable left-handed starter with experience, Ray would be an ideal fit for the Phillies, who are looking beyond contending this year.
Jon Morosi of MLB.com says that the Phillies and Astros have had “recent interest” in Ray.
Ray’s teammate Zach Greinke has also been mentioned in Phillies trade rumor news in recent months.
Through 20 starts Ray has a 3.81 ERA, but has walked a league-high 56 batters for the D-Backs. Ray would slot in as the Phillies number two or three starter depending on the health of Jake Arrieta.