LAS VEGAS — Phillies officials met with super agent Scott Boras at the winter meetings Tuesday, according to a baseball source.
The two sides discussed a number of matters, including Boras' two big free agents, Bryce Harper and Zach Britton.
The Phillies have had strong, longstanding interest in Britton, a left-handed reliever. They tried to acquire him from Baltimore in a package with Manny Machado in July but were unable to consummate the deal. Months later, Britton remains high on the Phillies' wish list.
The Phillies have interest in Harper, widely considered the prize of this winter's free-agent market. On Tuesday, the team signed outfielder Andrew McCutchen. While that doesn't rule them out of adding another outfielder like Harper, it could be a signal that the team is more focused on Machado, who they would hope to sign as a third baseman.
The Phillies continue to be in contact with Machado's agents and Machado will visit Citizens Bank Park and meet with Phillies officials in the coming weeks.
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