The market for free agent Manny Machado is getting warm. And according to a report, the Philadelphia Phillies are very interested.
Quoting a source, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported that Philadelphia’s pursuit of Machado is “heating up.”
Philadelphia has something of a crowded infield situation. Though, none of the complications are so big that making room for Machado would be a problem.
Machado could play shortstop, which would move Jean Segura to second and likely make current second baseman Cesar Hernandez the odd man out. Machado could also replace Maikel Franco at third — making Franco the likely trade candidate.
Additionally, if the Phillies feel that the versatile Scott Kingery is ready to assume an every day role, Segura could play second, Machado could handle short, Kingery could take third, and both Hernandez and Franco could be moved.