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Free Agency Rumors Link Phillies to Star Shortstop

Isaiah De Los Santos
The latest MLB free agency rumors link the Philadelphia Phillies to a star shortstop.
The latest MLB free agency rumors link the Philadelphia Phillies to a star shortstop. / (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Philadelphia Phillies head into the 2022-23 offseason ready to reload after a World Series defeat. The Phillies are expected to be active when free agency opens on Thursday as they look to improve their roster for another championship run.

Now, the latest rumors link Philadelphia to a star shortstop.

Jayson Stark of The Athletic said in a radio interview Wednesday evening there's "rumblings" of Trea Turner wanting to play for the Phillies. Turner potentially joining forces with the likes of Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and J.T. Realmuto is certainly an exciting thought for a team that just made it to the World Series.

"There's some interesting rumblings that he wants to be here."

Jayson Stark, The Athletic

Turner would be an immediate upgrade at a position Philadelphia needs to improve. He's coming off of another standout season, earning his third career All-Star nod while recording 21 home runs and 100 RBIs for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2022.

The 29-year-old is part of a loaded class of free-agent shortstops, as Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts and Dansby Swanson will all hit the open market this winter. The Phillies nabbing any one of these difference-makers would give their chances of repeating as NL champs a serious boost.

Philadelphia is +1600 (8th) to win the 2023 World Series ahead of free agency opening, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.

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