DEAL OR NO DEAL? PHILS UNLIKELY TO REPLACE JT WITH A TRADE

By Sam Bush

Three unnamed teams have offered to trade catching help to the Phillies since the news broke earlier this week about J.T. Realmuto’s knee surgery, as president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told The Athletic’s Matt Gelb.

While Philly is expected to look for some kind of short-term depth in Realmuto’s absence, Dombrowski didn’t sound interested:

That’s usually probably not a good sign, that they’re trying to get rid of them. Rather than the opposite way where you’re pursuing them.”

Since Realmuto is slated to miss roughly a month, Dombrowski seems content to “take a look at our young guys” like backup catcher Rafael Marchan in the interim, so the Phils don’t necessarily feel much pressure to make a trade.

 

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