Amaro says Phillies "likely going with what we've got"

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
@Philabaseball
Ruben Amaro Jr. is content with the current makeup of the Phillies roster, according to an article from the Inquirer's Matt Gelb. 

"We're likely going with what we've got," Ruben Amaro Jr. told Gelb.

This means the corner outfield positions will either be filled internally or platooned by some combination of John Mayberry Jr., Darin Ruf, Laynce Nix and Domonic Brown.

Combined, the four have a career slash of .244/.298/.482.

As reported previously, the Phillies remain about $7 million under the $178 million luxury tax threshold. The extra cash may come in handy if Amaro decides to make a move at some point during the regular season.

Trading for an outfielder remains an option, but the Phillies lack the trade chips to make a significant deal.

"If there is a player that is better who we feel could help us now, we'll utilize our resources to get him," Amaro told Gelb. "If there isn't, then we may be better served to hold on a see what we could do during the year."

- Patrick Gordon is the editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com or @Philabaseball on Twitter.

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