‘Eyed by the Reds’ – Former Rays utility player Brett Phillips is ready to be scouted by Red Sox » FirstSportz

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As the MLB trade deadline nears, the Boston Red Sox appear to be leaving no stone unturned. According to Boston Globe’s Alex Speier, Chaim Bloom appears to be getting in the way of the former Tampa Bay Rays utility player Brett Phillips after selling Christian Vazquez and acquiring Tommy Pham in two separate deals.

The Rays designated Phillips for action yesterday after acquiring former Houston Astros outfielder Jose Siri. Phillips was the Rays’ postseason hero during the 2020 World Series, as you may recall.

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Brett Phillips
Brett Phillips

Brett Phillips is a fun player to cheer for, but the outfielder isn’t having a great 2022 season. Phillips hit 147/.225/.250 with five homers and 14 RBIs before being released by the Rays. Those numbers are significantly lower than Phillips’ career slash, but he remains more of a train player than an everyday starter. Phillips has played all three outfield positions this season but he is best suited to play in midfield.

The former sixth-round pick has a left-handed racquet and good base running speed. He has stolen seven bags this season and has yet to be arrested. The Red Sox may be looking for a left-handed replacement for Jackie Bradley Jr., who hits 59 OPS+.210. As of this year’s close, Boston was an intriguing team to follow. Perhaps the Brett Phillips acquisition is the latest in a series of unusual deals Chaim Bloom hopes to close this week.

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