Phillies Eyeing Diamondbacks' Qualls
Philadelphia sent a scout to watch Arizona closer Chad Qualls over the weekend, perhaps signaling the teams were talking about a deal.
Qualls, 31 next month, is 1-1 with a 3.76 ERA and 17 saves in 21 opportunities. He is holding right-handed hitters to a .234 average and has allowed just three homers in 38 1/3 innings (his 1.62 groundball-to-flyball ratio would work well at Citizens Bank Park).
He makes $2.535 million this year and will be eligible for arbitration after the season.
The fourth-place Diamondbacks have already begun dumping, sending infielder Felipe Lopez to the Brewers.