The offseason is in full swing in the City of Brotherly Love.
With the coaching carousel seemingly done for the time being after Ryne Sandberg was named the manager and former skipper Larry Bowa returning to coaching as the team’s bench coach, attention now turned to the roster of a team that finished 73-89, fourth in the National League East and better than only the lowly Miami Marlins.
Wells spent time with the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners and Philadelphia Phillies in 2013, but put together a wholly unimpressive .126/.186/.147 slash line in 102 plate appearances. The 28 year-old was drafted in the 14th round of the 2005 draft by Detroit, but has a .230 career average, accompanied by a .299 on-base percentage.
Bernadina, who was signed by the Phillies after he was released by the Washington Nationals midseason, hit .291/.372/.405 in 2012 with Washington, but fell off last season. He appeared in 112 games for Washington and Philadelphia, but hit just .181 with a .250 on-base percentage. He also stole just four bases, despite having above-average speed.
Ramirez posted a 7.50 ERA with 6.0 K/9 and 5.6 BB/9 in 18 relief appearances but posted stronger numbers with the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate. Jimenez made 19 appearances for the Phillies this season, going 1-1 with a respectable 3.71 ERA.