UPDATE, 5:41pm

ESPN reported yesterday that the Phillies were among the teams interested in Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman, but Ruben Amaro denies this.

"We're familiar with the player," Amaro said.  "At this point, we are not interested."

The GM added that if Chapman's agents, Randy and Alan Hendricks, set up a showcase for teams to watch Chapman throw, the Phils would not send a scout.


Very slow day for Phillies news so far, as the focus of the winter meetings has been on the big three-way trade involving Yanks, Tigers and D-Backs. While Ruben Amaro Jr. has met with three or four teams today and a bunch of agents, he said a few minutes ago that he would "probably not" complete any trades or free agent signings here in Indy.