MLB Rumors: Top 3 Candidates As Phillies Look to Upgrade Outfield

The Philadelphia Phillies still find themselves only three games back of the final Wild Card spot in the National League, and are trying to plug holes to get back into contention.

Their bullpen woes have been well-documented, but that's not the only position of need the Phillies have. The outfield is another problem, what with Bryce Harper forced to DH for much of the year due to a small tear in his UCL (elbow ligament), and lack of performance by some others. 

If president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is ready to deal for a fix, he could likely be starting with these three trade targets near the top of his list, according to MLB Insider Robert Murray:

Bryan Reynolds

The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder still has three years of team control, so it'll take a good prospects package to land him. He's been heating up of late (and driving up the ask), with an OPS well over 1.000 over the past couple of weeks, and now a total of 11 home runs on the season. 

Ramon Laureano

The Oakland A's fire sale continues, and Laureano is a power/speed type, who just recently returned from an 80-game PED ban. He has a lifetime .262 average and .790 OPS. 

Michael A. Taylor

Another power/speed outfielder, who's off to a decent start with the Kansas City Royals, hitting .272 with a .758 OPS. The Royals will be in sell-mode this summer.

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