9 Phillies Who Won't Return in 2024

The Philadelphia Phillies' core roster should remain intact for another deep playoff run in 2024, but that doesn't mean there aren't some players who will be on their way out of town this offseason.

Aaron Nola highlights the list of nine Phillies who will not be back in Philadelphia in 2024.
Aaron Nola highlights the list of nine Phillies who will not be back in Philadelphia in 2024. / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY
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3. Scott Kingery

Okay, how about we take a break with an easier one?

The Phillies have a $13 million club option on Scott Kingery’s contract. There are only six second basemen in the MLB right now that make more than $13 million per season.

You don’t need to be an MLB GM to be able to figure this one out. We’re paying that $1 million buyout.

Kingery has played in exactly one game at the Major League level over the last two seasons, and at 29 years old he only slashed .244/.325/.400 in Triple-A ball in 2023.

Once one of the most exciting prospects in Philadelphia, it's become clear that Kingery is never going to be worth $13 million a year. Will he be able to contribute as a depth piece on a major league squad? Maybe, but that's not going to earn him eight figures.

A fresh start works best for everybody here, although I wouldn't hold my breath about his 30s being when Kingery finally turns things around and lives up to the potential we once saw in him.

If only all roster decisions were this easy.