The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Phillies have entered the discussions to trade for corner outfielder Xavier Nady and reliver Damaso Marte.
Nady would likely play right field for the Phillies on an every day basis. Nady is hitting .328 with 12 homers and 56 RBI. This would be a welcomed addition for Charlie Manuel who speaks often of ‘hitting season’ and could use another strong bad from the right side. This would strengthen the bench by having Jayson Werth and Geoff Jenkins on the bench.
Marte could be the lefty reliever Pat Gillick is seeking. This year, Marte is 4-0 with a 3.55 ERA. He would join JC Romero as the only southpaws in the bullpen. Marte won a World Series in 2005 when he was with the Chicago White Sox which adds critical experience in the postseason.
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Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirms the Phillies’ interest in Nady.