4 Phillies outfield trade candidates from clubs already falling out of contention

The Phillies are shopping for outfielders. Here are four possibilities.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena / Megan Briggs/GettyImages
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Randy Arozarena, TBR

Randy Arozarena has two more years of arbitration remaining on his deal before he becomes a free agent following the 2026 season. The 29-year-old is off to a slow start with a .179/.288/.326 line through 63 games. For his career, the Havana, Cuba native has a .254/.343/.437 slash line.

He has done well in the postseason in three of five years, most notably in 2020. Arozarena has only played in 13 career playoff games in the other four postseasons. In 2020, he slashed .377/.442/.831, with a 1.273 OPS in 20 games, earning the ALCS MVP.

He won the AL Rookie of the Year in 2021, but the Rays didn't go far in the playoffs from 2021 to 2023 as they were eliminated in the ALDS or the Wild Card Series in each postseason.

The Rays aren't the same team we're used to seeing this season. They're sitting 14.0 games out of first in the AL East. While they're 3.0 games back in the AL Wild Card, they could easily become sellers at the trade deadline.

Tampa Bay will want a lot for Arozarena despite his struggles so far in 2024. With another two years of club control, he can provide the Phillies a boost offensively during the postseason. Would Dombrowski risk trading a substantial amount for a player who has struggled so much this season?