Phillies Rumors: Andrew Miller, Zach Britton Among Philadelphia's Targets

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistDecember 13, 2018

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The Philadelphia Phillies continue to scour the free-agent market in search of relievers to boost their bullpen next season. 

Per NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury, left-handed relievers Andrew Miller and Zach Britton are high on the Phillies' list of targets. 

Salisbury reported Monday Britton's agent, Scott Boras, met with the Phillies on the first day of the MLB winter meetings. 

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal added Philadelphia has been "very aggressive" in its pursuit of Britton, but other teams were also in the mix. 

The Phillies' bullpen finished 2018 ranked 18th in MLB with a 4.19 ERA. Their current stable of relievers is almost exclusively right-handed, including Hector Neris, Seranthony Dominguez, Victor Arano, Pat Neshek and Tommy Hunter. 

Miller will likely come with a lower price tag after an erratic season with the Cleveland Indians. The two-time All-Star had his worst ERA (4.24) since becoming a full-time reliever in 2012 and only appeared in 37 games due to two different stints on the disabled list. 

Britton showed no signs of rust after missing two months with a ruptured Achilles. He posted a 3.10 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 40.2 innings for the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees. 


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