Philadelphia Phillies Acquire 3 New Players

The Philadelphia Phillies have been busy fortifying their roster with key acquisitions, notably infielder José Rodríguez, catcher José Godoy, and right-hander Beau Burrows.

José Rodríguez, a versatile 23-year-old infielder, was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash considerations.

His power potential was on full display last season, as he belted 21 home runs and showcased his speed with 31 stolen bases across Double-A and Triple-A.

Despite a modest on-base percentage, Rodríguez's batting line of .262/.292/.437 underscore his offensive capabilities, making him an exciting addition to the Phillies' infield depth.

In addition to Rodríguez, the Phillies bolstered their catching corps with the signing of José Godoy to a minor league deal. Godoy, 29, brings a wealth of experience and defensive prowess behind the plate, having seen limited major league action with the Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

His reliability and steady performance in Triple-A, evidenced by a solid slash line of .270/.328/.403 over five seasons, highlight his potential impact. With concerns surrounding Rafael Marchán's health, Godoy's signing provides valuable depth and stability to the Phillies' catching rotation.

Furthermore, the Phillies addressed their pitching needs by adding right-hander Beau Burrows, the Detroit Tigers' former top prospect, on a minor league deal. Despite encountering challenges in the majors, Burrows, 27, brings both major league exposure and promising minor league performance to the table.

With a career strikeout rate of 22.4% in the minors, Burrows has showcased his ability to miss bats effectively. His signing adds depth to the Phillies' pitching arsenal, offering Manager Joe Girardi another promising option to consider.

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