On Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports wrote that the Phillies are reportedly shopping right fielder Hunter Pence. Pence only became a Phillie at last year’s deadline. This would be the first full season with the club for Pence, who graced the cover of our April issue. Let’s go eat? [Fox Sports]
The Phillies continue to signal to clubs that they are eager to move right fielder Hunter Pence, who could earn $13 million to $14 million next season in his final year of arbitration.
Pence, 29, is batting .268 with a .789 OPS, 17 homers and 57 RBI. His value could be enhanced by the signings of the San Diego Padres’ Carlos Quentin and Toronto Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion and their respective removals from the trade market. But few teams are willing to assume high salaries and part with significant prospects.