Phillies: 3 players most likely to be gone by trade deadline

Jean Segura #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jean Segura #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

2. Odubel Herrera

Along with second baseman Jean Segura, outfielder Odubel Herrera is probably another player the Phillies would be willing to part ways with if the right opportunity arises. The 29-year-old Venezuela native is playing in his first MLB games since his domestics violence-related supension in 2019.

Herrera started the season fourth on the Phillies’ center-field depth chart, and has since climbed his way to batting fourth in their big-league lineup. Most recently, however Herrera has batted leadoff in place of the struggling Andrew McCutchen — and has found success. Across his past 16 plate appearances, Herrera has seven hits, two of which were home runs, along with three RBI and just two strikeouts.

The 2016 National League All-Star could be bought out for $2.5 million after this season, or have a $11.5 team option exercised. While Segura might be hard to deal due to his large remaining salary commitments, Herrera would be difficult to trade because of his off-the-field actions still lingering and being a topic of discussion among fans.

The Phillies might want to separate themselves from that conversation at this point and move on from the six-year veteran for good. Their division-rival Atlanta Braves are just now seeing the effects of what a domestic violence incident could have on an entire organization, as one of their star outfielders, Marcell Ozuna, was recently arrested after a domestic violence incident with his wife.

If a team is desperate enough to want and need Herrera, who can spark an offense as he did for the Phillies on Wednesday in their 17-3 convincing victory, perhaps they will make an offer Dombrowski cannot refuse.

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