Phillies trade rumors: Latest rumblings leading up to the trade deadline

TORONTO, ON - JULY 21: Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles delivers a pitch in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on July 21, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 21: Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles delivers a pitch in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on July 21, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 24: Curtis Granderson #18 of the Toronto Blue Jays is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on June 24, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Outfielders

Someone needs to replace Aaron Altherr as the number four outfielder on this Phillies club.

Curtis Granderson

Granderson is a name we highlighted earlier this month as a cheap rental and fourth outfielder for the Phillies. His name has come up in reports as someone the Phillies would like to add.

At 37-years-old Granderson would likely replace Aaron Altherr on the bench after Altherr’s demotion this week. He’s hitting just .230 this season with nine home runs, a slight upgrade to Altherr.

There isn’t much commotion surrounding Granderson other than the one report, but it makes sense on multiple angles.

Derek Dietrich

This name came as a surprise in the Rosenthal report following Altherr’s demotion, but it makes sense. Dietrich has played across the diamond with at least 100 starts at second, third, and left field and 37 games at first.

He’s hitting .287 with 13 home runs this year and could platoon with Nick Williams in right or Maikel Franco at third. He’s under team control for two more seasons, increasing his value for Miami dramatically.

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