Phillies: Five role players who could help the roster

TORONTO, ON - JULY 1: Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers hits a grand slam home run in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on July 1, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 1: Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers hits a grand slam home run in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on July 1, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 20: Martin Prado #14 of the Miami Marlins rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run during a game at Marlins Park on August 20, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 20: Martin Prado #14 of the Miami Marlins rounds the bases after hitting a three run home run during a game at Marlins Park on August 20, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

It may not take a splashy name for the Phillies to win the trade deadline

While the trade deadline is highlighted by Manny Machado, the Phillies have more than just one need as they look to maintain first place in the National League East.

Philadelphia’s bench has been decimated by injuries and inconsistent this year, and if the club is making a serious playoff run they need to solidify their bench.

Here are five players to watch for at the trade deadline who could fill roles on this team.

Martin Prado

While Prado would have been a nicer addition three or four years ago, he’s still a veteran leader on a very bad team. Hitting .222 for Miami, Prado brings versatility valued by the Phillies. He’s played every position except center field and catcher in his career, thus supplying infield depth for a team that’s signed Trevor Plouffe and Danny Espinosa to minor league deals midseason.

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