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Phillies reportedly ready to make run at Craig Kimbrel

Rob Bradford
November 07, 2018 - 1:56 pm

Craig Kimbrel figures to have some options heading into this offseason. One them might be landing in Philadelphia.

According to Jon Morosi of the Phillies are interested in Kimbrel heading free agency, with the closer also figuring to get some attention from the Red Sox, Atlanta and St. Louis.

Tuesday Kimbrel's agent classified his client as the best closer of all-time.

The Phillies have been thought to be positioning themselves to spend money in free agency, having been linked with superstars Manny Machado and Bryce Harper.

Philadelphia didn't have a reliever with more than 16 saves in 2018, with Seranthony Dominguez going 16-for-20 in save opportunities and Hector Neris converting 11 of his 14 chances.

Dave Dombrowski said the two in-house candidates to replace Kimbrel if the closer does leave will be Matt Barnes and Ryan Brasier.


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