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Phillies in hunt for Josh Hamilton?

From Matt Gelb of GM Ruben Amaro wouldn't say whether or not his team was trying to sign Josh Hamilton, although he hinted the team was looking at the talented outfielder.

Al Bello

"We didn't really have a Plan A," Amaro said. "We had, like, 10 Plan B's because, to be frank with you, I just didn't think that the marketplace was all that strong in the beginning. There was not a comparable [player] to [closer Jonathan] Papelbon out there. There really wasn't. There were some good players out there, and there still are some good players out there, but I don't know there's a difference-maker. Maybe one."

Amaro smirked. He was talking about Josh Hamilton, the slugging former MVP, without mentioning him by name.

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