Free-agent lefty Sherrill on Phillies' radar

Free-agent lefty Sherrill on Phillies' radar

Free-agent lefty Sherrill on Phillies' radar
DALLAS -- The Phillies have said they like their bullpen the way it is, but they have some interest in free-agent left-hander George Sherrill.

That is not entirely a surprise. The Phillies actually outbid the Atlanta Braves for Sherrill last winter, but Sherrill signed with Atlanta instead.

"It would be good to have a veteran left-hander to go with [Antonio] Bastardo," Phillies front office advisor Pat Gillick said Monday at the Winter Meetings. "I think that would kind of fit in for us."

Sherrill went 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 51 appearances last season. Left-handers hit .256 with a .608 OPS against him last season, and have hit .180 with a .515 OPS against him in his career.

Said Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.: "It's possible. Not probable, but possible. A lot of the things are contingent on what happens with Jimmy [Rollins]."