The Phillies have five arbitration-eligible players: Freddy Galvis, Cesar Hernandez, Luis Garcia, Cameron Rupp, and Franco.All five are expected to be offered a contract unless traded first. The Phillies are interviewing candidates for their triple-A managerial job, vacated when Dusty Wathan joined the major-league staff. Roman Quinn was released by his Dominican Republic winter-ball team after just two hits in 16 at-bats.
Matt Gelb is the Phillies beat writer for the Inquirer, the Daily News, and
A graduate of Central Bucks High School West and Syracuse University, he covered the Phillies from 2010 to 2014 with a one-year tour on the Metro desk between baseball assignments.
One situation that bears watching: Major League Baseball is expected to issue its punishment before Thanksgiving for the Atlanta Braves’ international scandal, and the Braves risk the loss of several prospects who could be declared free agents.
A similar situation unfolded two summers ago when numerous Boston prospects had their contracts voided.
Kevin Maitan, a shortstop from Venezuela rated as one of the top prospects in his class, is one of the players who could be granted free agency.