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Phillies avoid arbitration with six players, not Aaron Nola

Jan. 12, 2019 12:39 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have avoided arbitration with six players, including second baseman Cesar Hernandez and third baseman Maikel Franco. All-Star right-hander Aaron Nola didn't reach an agreement with the team. The Phillies offered $4.5 million and Nola is seeking $6.75 million....

Phillies agree on 1-year deals with pitchers Neris, Eickhoff

Jan. 10, 2019 10:37 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies avoided arbitration with a pair of right-handed pitchers, agreeing to one-year deals with former closer Hector Neris and starter Jerad Eickhoff. Neris will earn $1.8 million while Eickhoff gets $975,000. Neris was 1-3 with 11 saves and a 5.10 ERA last year. He...

Phillies do not tender contracts to Justin Bour, Luis Avilan

Dec. 1, 2018 12:03 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies did not tender contracts to first baseman Justin Bour and left-hander Luis Avilan, allowing the players to become free agents. Both players were acquired in trades during the season and saw limited action in Philadelphia. Bour hit .224 with one homer and five RBIs in 49...