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