“Best” of the Rest
Adam Lind – Lind provides the experience of playing first base, while also logging time in left field. A consistent 20 home run hitter, Lind could be a low-end option.
Chris Coghlan – The former Rookie of the Year in Florida Coghlan has fallen off the face of the earth after hitting .321 as a rookie for the Marlins. While he’s primarily played infield, he does have some experience in the outfield. He’s another low-risk/high-reward type of player that could get an invitation to Spring Training
Logan Morrison – Another former NL East product, Morrison could be an option to platoon with Aaron Altherr if the Phillies want Roman Quinn to get at-bats in Lehigh Valley. While playing for the Rays last season, Morrison hit 14 home runs and walked nearly 40 times.
Melky Cabrera – This move would constitute a trade, something the rebuilding White Sox would be very open to. While the club would have to work around a limited no-trade clause, Cabrera would be a .300 hitter with 15 home runs in his bat. What the White Sox would ask in return for Cabrera is not known, but he’s certainly not cheap. Consider this is less-likely option.