The Minneapolis Star Tribune has confirmed the Phillies’ interest in infielder Nick Punto.
It’s been talked about much already, so it’s short and sweet. Punto is a former Phillie who provides superb defense, but a questionable bat. In 2007 he was horrendous at the dish, but bounced back with an OPS over .700 in 2008. At best he’s a slight upgrade from Eric Bruntlett, but why would you need two Bruntletts on the same team?