According to ESPN baseball analyst Jim Bowden, Phillies President Andy MacPhail expressed interest in adding a left-handed bat to the fill out the roster. The Phillies are heading into 2017 with newly extended Odubel Herrera manning center, Howie Kendrick playing left, and a question mark in right field. A mishmosh of young talent appears to be on the fringe – whether that’d be Aaron Altherr, Roman Quinn and/or Nick Williams – but it seems MacPhail and General Manager Matt Klentak want a stable stopgap for depth. Let’s delve into some of the paths the Phils could take:
In his first seven years in the big leagues with Seattle and Toronto, Saunders mustered an average of just .