Along with Moran, the Phillies got infielder Brad Key for 40 year old utility outfielder Jeff Conine. The Phillies added outfielder Jayson Werth earlier this week, paying him $2.5 million for 2007 with an option for 2008. Conine was set to make $2 million next season, thanks to a vesting option in his contract that guaranteed his deal for 2007. Even though Werth is coming off a wrist injury, GM Pat Gillick felt he was a better fit for the Phillies. Conine will fill a void for the Reds that was created when Rich Aurilia headed for free agency.
Moran and Key both played in the lower levels of the minors in 2006.