An outfield competition will still take place in Clearwater, but the Phillies hope they have solved at least one of their question marks on the corners.
The Mariners added some much-needed power to their lineup Wednesday, acquiring Michael Morse from Washington in a three-team deal that moved catcher John Jaso from Seattle to Oakland.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. sounds like a man with something up his sleeve.
Maybe something small, he said Wednesday.
After a big 2012 in the minors, Cody Asche has positioned himself to be the Phillies' third baseman of the future (see story).
Here is some other news from around the division:
When the Phillies set out to address their hole at third base this offseason they looked mostly for a player who would be a short-term fit.