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Phillies non-tender outfielder Schierholtz

PHILADELPHIA -- A source confirmed on Friday that the Phillies have non-tendered outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who was eligible for salary arbitration. Schierholtz, whom the Phillies acquired from the San Francisco Giants in July as part of the Hunter Pence trade, made $1.3 million last season.

Assuming the Phillies add at least a center fielder in the coming weeks, there will be a healthy group of outfielders with Domonic Brown, Darin Ruf, John Mayberry Jr. and Laynce Nix.

The only other Phillies player eligible for salary arbitration was left-hander Antonio Bastardo, and the Phillies tendered him a contract, as expected.

Schierholtz's salary seemed to work against him. He would have received a raise from the $1.3 million he made last season, which wouldn't make sense for the Phillies, as he probably would have been no better than the team's fifth outfielder. He also hits left-handed like Brown and Nix, and the Phillies are looking to add right-handed hitters.

Schierholtz hit .273 with four doubles, one home run, five RBIs and a .698 OPS in just 66 at-bats with the Phillies. He is a .270 hitter with a .727 OPS in his career.

PHILADELPHIA -- A source confirmed on Friday that the Phillies have non-tendered outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who was eligible for salary arbitration. Schierholtz, whom the Phillies acquired from the San Francisco Giants in July as part of the Hunter Pence trade, made $1.3 million last season.

Assuming the Phillies add at least a center fielder in the coming weeks, there will be a healthy group of outfielders with Domonic Brown, Darin Ruf, John Mayberry Jr. and Laynce Nix.

The only other Phillies player eligible for salary arbitration was left-hander Antonio Bastardo, and the Phillies tendered him a contract, as expected.

Schierholtz's salary seemed to work against him. He would have received a raise from the $1.3 million he made last season, which wouldn't make sense for the Phillies, as he probably would have been no better than the team's fifth outfielder. He also hits left-handed like Brown and Nix, and the Phillies are looking to add right-handed hitters.

Schierholtz hit .273 with four doubles, one home run, five RBIs and a .698 OPS in just 66 at-bats with the Phillies. He is a .270 hitter with a .727 OPS in his career.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Philadelphia Phillies, Antonio Bastardo, Domonic Brown, John Mayberry, Laynce Nix, Darin Ruf, Nate Schierholtz