The Phillies finished 73-89 last season and 17 games out of the National League Wild Card race. Injuries to Ryan Howard, Roy Halladay, Ben Revere and Mike Adams hurt the club's chances, and GM Ruben Amaro Jr.ís moves to bring in the aforementioned Adams along with Michael Young and Delmon Young failed to make an impact. This winter, Amaro has continued to plug holes with low-risk moves rather than going after a big name on the free agent market. He brought in Marlon Byrd to play right field, and Roberto Hernandez to take a spot in the rotation. Carlos Ruiz was re-signed, and Wil Nieves was brought in as his backup. Amaro also signed Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez late last season, hoping to strike gold with the Cuban defector. This is an old team trying to churn out one more playoff run. A slow start to the season may finally force Amaro to begin the rebuilding process.
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