Philadelphia Phillies: Latest rumors on trade deadline day
Tracking the latest Phillies trade rumors on deadline day
The 2022 Major League Baseball trade deadline is fast approaching. Just hours remain before the 6 p.m. trade deadline — the last moments the Philadelphia Phillies can finalize a trade before the end of the season.
Keep refreshing the tracker below for the latest rumors connected to the Phillies.
- 2:45 p.m.: SF Chronicle Giants beat writer Susan Slusser reporters that it “sounds as if” the Phillies have interest in two-time All-Star starter LHP Carlos Rodón. “Twins, Cardinals showing interest still,” Slusser added.
- 2:10 p.m.: The Phillies claimed left-handed reliever Andrew Vasquez off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays and optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the team announced. Right-hander Zach Eflin was transferred to the 60-day injured list to make room for Vasquez on the 40-man roster.
- 10:25 a.m.: Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Brett Phillips was designed for assignment on Monday to clear room for Jose Siri on the 40-man roster. The Tampa Bay Times; Marc Topkin reports that teams that have interest in the six-year veteran include the Phillies, New York Yankees, and Milwaukee Brewers. Topkin added that the Chicago Cubs could also be in the mix, as the club has players the Rays are interested in. Phillips is a .190/.276/.350 career hitter; this season, he has nine extra-base hits and 14 RBI across 75 games.
- 9:39 a.m.: Along with starting pitching, another trade deadline priority for the Phillies is upgrading their outfield defense, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury. The scribe adds that the Phillies have been “in contact” with the Angels about starter Noah Syndergaard, and it is “likely” the clubs have also discussed left-handed-hitting outfielder Brandon Marsh. A former New York Mets ace, Syndergaard is 5-8 with a 3.83 ERA and 1.213 WHIP this season spanning 15 starts. Marsh, who debuted last season, is a .239/.299/.354 career hitter with 21 doubles, five triple, 10 home runs and 56 RBI spanning 163 games.
- 8:33 a.m.: The Phillies reportedly scouted Seattle Mariners southpaw starting pitcher Marco Gonzales in his start in New York Monday evening, reports The Athletic’s Jayson Stark. However, there is “no sign of apparent traction” with the American League West team. Gonzales is 6-11 with a 3.95 ERA and 1.386 WHIP across 21 starts this season. Coincidentally, both teams are aiming to improve their rosters, as they look to snap the top-two longest postseason droughts in Major League Baseball. By scouting Gonzalez, Stark says it is a “clear sign” that President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski is trying different ideas as other options go off the board.
- 8:33 a.m.: Stark continues that Syndergaard is “still believed” to top the Phillies’ shopping list.
- 7:33 a.m.: The Phils and Minnesota Twins are among the teams who have an interest in six-year veteran starter Tyler Mahle, of the Cincinnati Reds, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Mahle is 5-7 with a 4.40 ERA and 1.246 WHIP through 19 starts this season.
So far, the lone Phils trade in recent days was them swapping lefty reliever JoJo Romero for St. Louis Cardinals infielder Edmundo Sosa. Hopefully that is the first of at least a few moves to improve the organization’s chances to clinch its first postseason berth since 2011.