The offseason may not have gotten off to the kind of start that the Philadelphia Phillies thought it would when free agency began last month.
However, general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. has still managed to do the unthinkable. In an offseason full of numerous options, despite none being guaranteed to pay off, Amaro has managed to acquire two inexpensive players, giving the Phillies even more options as the offseason continues.
Ben Revere gives the Phils a young center fielder that is under team control through the 2017 season, while Michael Young provides experience for at least one season at third base.
Combined, the two players will likely cost the Phillies under $7 million next season.
With two needs filled, the Phillies still have plenty of payroll flexibility to acquire a pitcher for the eighth inning, or even a starter to take Vance Worley’s spot in the rotation.
However, another outfielder is still needed to improve a lineup that could still use an infusion of youth, power or stability.
Although players such as B.J. Upton, Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino have signed free-agent deals, a handful of outfielders at the corner spots still remain as options for the Phils, who still have money to spend if they so choose.
Here are five fallback outfield options that the Phillies can still sign as the offseason continues.