Phillies hire infield coach with ties to Manny Machado

Phillies hire infield coach with ties to Manny Machado

Signing Machado would be about more than this year for the Yankees, who don't seem sold on the defensively-challenged Andujar at third base, and again, have a soon-to-be free agent in Gregorius. The New York Yankees already added shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to their infield. Klentak had previously met with Boras during the winter meetings in Las Vegas last month to discuss a potential move, but Harper was not in attendance.

While Manny Machado waits to make his move, the Yankees are continuing to stockpile infielders.

If Machado is truly holding out for a historic contract, the White Sox and Phillies probably control their own destiny when it comes to their odds of landing the 26-year-old. It's unknown exactly what Philadelphia has offered, but it's believed that the Phillies might have indicated to the four-time All-Star that they are willing to pay him around $250 million. Yet neither Philly nor Chicago has reportedly come close to the $300-million contract offers Machado expected entering the open market.

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred, a mystery team may be in negotiations with Machado, joining the two previous favorites in the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago White Sox.

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The White Sox and Phillies have both finished below.500 in each of the last six seasons.

While the Colorado Rockies have been slow to sign players this offseason - only landing Daniel Murphy so far - they have now lost one of their most key players in DJ LeMahieu.

Multiple outlets are reporting the Phillies have hired Bobby Dickerson to be their infield coach.

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