Kansas City Royals Rumors: New Team Linked to Aroldis Chapman

The Kansas City Royals are gearing up to be sellers at the 2023 MLB Trade Deadline. Aroldis Chapman is one of their top trade candidates, and the veteran has naturally been receiving interest around the league because of it. A new team has entered the mix, as reports are out that the Philadelphia Phillies want to acquire him.

The Phillies are fighting for a playoff spot, sporting a 38-35 record. They are currently sitting at third in the division, and they will need to improve if they hope to increase their chances of rising in the standings. Their bullpen has been a notable issue for them this campaign, and adding a player like Chapman would be a great way to help improve it. 

After a rough 2022 season with the New York Yankees, Chapman has thrived, putting together a 2-2 record and 2.84 ERA in 27 games. Adding that kind of reliability to the bullpen would be massive for the Phillies, so let's see if anything comes from their confirmed interest from here.

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