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 Posted: Sun May 14th, 2017 05:27 am
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The Philadelphia Phillies are once again open to dealing right-hander Jeremy Hellickson after failing to pull the trigger on a trade last season.

Hellickson is set to become a free agent at the end of the season and the Phillies' front office has reportedly made it known they will listen to trade offers for the starter, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

The 30-year-old enjoyed a career year with the Phillies last season and drew interest from a number of clubs - including the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, and Detroit Tigers - but the club opted to stand pat, having not received the top prospect they coveted.

Hellickson instead accepted the club's one-year qualifying offer over the winter, making him the highest-paid player on the team at $17.2 million.

The Phillies are unable to extend a qualifying offer to Hellickson again due to the new collective bargaining agreement, increasing the likelihood that he will be dealt this season.

Hellickson's enjoyed another strong start to the season, going 4-1 with a 3.49 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across seven starts.