Phillies reach a deal with Cave, Covey, and Stubbs regarding injuries and moves.

BREAKING NEWS: Phillies reach a deal regarding Injuries…


Nov. 17: INF/OF Five additional players tendered contracts, while Jake Cave, RHP Dylan Covey, and C Garrett Stubbs agreed to agreements to avoid arbitration.

Before the 8 p.m. ET tender deadline, the Phillies reached an agreement with Cave, Covey, and Stubbs on one-year contracts.

Infielder Alec Bohm, right-hander Jeff Hoffman, infielder Edmundo Sosa, left-hander Gregory Soto, and left-hander Ranger Suárez were among the five additional players to whom they tendered contracts.

On November 6, the Phillies claimed left-hander Josh Fleming off waivers, but they did not offer him a contract.

Nov. 14: Phillies acquire INF Robert Moore, OF Hendry Mendez from Brewers for INF Oliver Dunn

The Phillies traded one prospect for two before Tuesday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline to add players to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.

They sent Dunn to the Brewers for Moore and Mendez. Moore will be ranked as the Phillies’ No. 25 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. Mendez will become the No. 30 prospect in the system.

Dunn, 26, was just named the Arizona Fall League’s Breakout Player of the Year.

He was eligible for next month’s Rule 5 Draft, but the Phillies had no plans to add him to the 40-man roster. So, they swapped Dunn for two younger prospects who do not need to be protected yet.

Moore, 21, is the son of longtime baseball executive Dayton Moore. A Competitive Balance Round B pick in the 2022 Draft, Moore batted .233 with eight home runs, 62 RBIs and a .682 OPS in 563 plate appearances with High-A Wisconsin.

Mendez, 20, batted a combined .258 with three home runs, 30 RBIs and a .679 OPS at the Rookie-level and High-A


RHP Andrew Painter (sprained UCL in right elbow)

Expected return: 2025

Painter had Tommy John surgery with ulnar nerve transposition surgery on July 25 in Los Angeles. Orthopedist Neal ElAttrache performed the procedures. The typical timeline to return to play is 15 to 18 months.

Painter will miss the entire 2024 season, according to the Phillies. They first tried a conservative rehab process, following the opinions of their doctors and ElAttrache, who works closely with Painter’s agent Scott Boras.

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski stated, “I know we’ll be looking at [Painter] and thinking that he has a chance to be in our rotation at that time in 2025.” However, that is a long way off. (Recent updates)


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