The Philadelphia Phillies are “strong players” for Aramis Ramirez according to a tweet from Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.
The Phillies current third baseman is Placido Polanco, who has served as a steady presence both defensively and offensively since the club acquired him in 2010. While Ramirez has played mostly third base throughout his career, they could be looking for him to play part-time across the infield at first base as Ryan Howard is expected to miss time with an Achilles’ injury.
Last week, it was reported that the Los Angeles Angels were also courting the former Chicago Cubs third baseman. Ramirez, 33, had a bounce back year in 2011 by hitting .306/.361/.510 with 26 home runs and 93 RBI in 149 games.