Phillies trade rumors tracker: Following the deadline stories

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 22: General manager Matt Klentak of the Philadelphia Phillies talks to the media before a game against of the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park on May 22, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 22: General manager Matt Klentak of the Philadelphia Phillies talks to the media before a game against of the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park on May 22, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Phillies trade rumors are all over the place right now

The latest Phillies trade rumors have been hit or miss, so we bring you all the latest Phillies trade rumors news here with our deadline trade tracker and on our Twitter page.

This will be a live thread covering all the moves around baseball with a focus on how they will affect the Phillies deadline deals going up to the 4 p.m. trade deadline.

4:00 pm – We’ve made it to the trade deadline. More deals may come out, but it’s over.

3:52 pm – Things have died down after a tidal wave of moves around 3:30

3:41 pm – Jerry Crasnick says Jake Diekman is going to the Diamondbacks

3:35 pm – Big deals across baseball; Archer to Pittsburgh, Gausman to Atlanta, Dozier to Dodgers

3:22 pm – Phillies have acquired LHP Aaron Loup from Toronto, per @bnicholsonsmith

3:20 pm – Braves are pushing to get a starting pitcher. Kevin Gaussman is a hot name.

3:14 pm – Jim Salisbury says the Phillies are looking for a lefty-reliever and to “stay tuned”

3:02 pm – Zac Curtis has been designated for assignment to make room for Wilson Ramos.


2:48 pm – Jon Heyman reports the deal for Wilson Ramos is close, but not done yet.

2:27 pm –  After the hype of a potential Wilson Ramos deal, things have been very quiet. Cameron Maybin, however, is going to the Mariners from the Marlins.

2:10 pm – Sara Perlman says the Orioles won’t trade Adam Jones, who rejected a deal to the Phillies.

2:02 pm – Jon Heyman says the Mets aren’t getting the kind of market they’d like for Zach Wheeler and Jose Bautista, two players the Phillies have been linked to

2:00 pm – Nothing is done yet regarding Wilson Ramos, but Jim Salisbury has confirmed the reports that the two sides are talking. Phillies would also like a reliever.

1:40 pm – Mark Feinsand of confirms the Phillies and Rays are talking about catcher Wilson Ramos, but nothing is done yet.

1:30 pm – Derek Dietrich is another name that’s been connected to the Phillies, and according to Jon Heyman the Marlins are in talks with teams regarding the utility man.

1:17 pm – BIG NEWS! Phillies are reportedly in talks for catcher Wilson Ramos, per Jeff Passan. An upgrade over Andrew Knapp who could help Jorge Alfaro. Here’s our story on the talks surrounding Ramos.

12:39 pm – Ken Rosenthal reports that Brad Ziegler appears headed back to Arizona. Ziegler was mentioned in Phillies trade rumors coming up to the deadline.

12:27 pm – Leonys Martin has been traded by the Tigers to the Indians.

12:22 pm – Bob Nightengale reports the Giants don’t expect to trade Andrew McCutchen today, but a deal in August could still be done. McCutchen has been on the Phillies radar lately.

12:08 pm – Relievers are getting a ton of attention, and Brad Ziegler appears to be on the move.

11:50 am – Things have gotten dead quiet after the Pham trade, and Todd Zolecki says nothing is imminent for the Phillies. He says they’re looking for a left-handed reliever and a right-handed bat.

10:52 am – Rays and Cardinals made a deal involving OF Tommy Pham that will cost two minor leaguers. Could be the price to watch for as the Phillies look for an outfield bat.

10:39 am – Ken Rosenthal and Matt Gelb are reporting the Phillies expect to add a lefty to their bullpen, and former Phillie Jake Diekman is a realistic possibility. We look at that potential deal here.

10:36 am – Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post says she talked to Nationals GM Mike Rizzo, and Rizzo said he won’t trade Harper and that he believes in his team. No more Harper rumors.

10:26 am – Bob Nightengale calls the Phillies one of the most intriguing teams to watch at the trade deadline along with the Nats, Cubs, and Dodgers. He expects them to make a move.

10:00 am – All is quiet after a night of trades going into the deadline. Today could be one of the more active deadlines we’ve seen in years.

Overnight a flurry of moves were made relating to the bullpen, which is an area the Phillies would love to improve on. Keone Kela, Brad Ziegler, Roberto Osuna, and Ken Giles appear to be on the move in reported and rumored trades.

The National League East got a ton more intriguing with the Braves acquiring outfielder Adam Duvall and the Nationals reportedly making Bryce Harper available in trade conversations.

Look for the Phillies to add a left-handed bat for the bench and potentially a veteran outfielder, if not under the same characteristics. Another reliever would be nice after Luis Garcia blew a 13th inning tie in Boston Monday night following Austin Davis giving up a lead-off single.

It’s a market hot for relievers, so I wouldn’t be surprised if a big prospect is moved or if the Phillies don’t make a move at all to save their prospects for when the time is right to strike.