(94 WIP) -- The Phillies have reportedly been linked to almost every starting pitcher as the July 31st MLB trade deadline approaches. But what about adding a bat?
The Phils have been linked to Reds rightfielder Yasiel Puig.
MLB.com's Richard Justice wrote about the most likely stars to be moved by July 31, and says Puig could end up in Philly.
"His OPS is over 1.032 since June 11," Justice wrote of Puig. "He also has 11 homers and 10 doubles in his last 39 games, and with offensive production in demand, the Reds will have options even with Puig entering free agency after the season. Potential landing spots: Indians, Phillies, Rays."
Philadelphia could certainly look at add Puig and move ultility man Scott Kingery to third base.
Puig, 28, is hitting .257/.306/.484 with 22 homers and 59 RBIs in 98 games this season.