With just over a month until spring training starts, the Phillies may have to look at a lower-end starting pitcher to plug a hole in their rotation.
Pitchers and catchers report for spring training Feb. 14, just over a month away. The group of Phillies starting pitchers headed to Clearwater will be nearly identical to the group there a year ago as no one has been added to the rotation.
As we get closer and closer to spring training, it’s looking less and less likely that general manager Matt Klentak will add a big-name starter via free agency or trade. Instead, they may be forced to look towards the lower end of the starting pitching market to find someone. Here are five players they could sign that fit this bill.