Bob Brookover: Phillies want J.T. Realmuto back. The catcher still has some free-agent chips to play.

PHILADELPHIA — We have arrived at an interesting place in J.T. Realmuto’s free-agency journey. It is clear that the Phillies, the team that let him hit the open market, want him back. It’s also reasonable to assume that Philadelphia is on the shrinking list of places where the two-time All-Star catcher wants to play in 2021. Beyond that, however, there is no guarantee he will re-sign with the Phillies and little reason to believe that either side is in a hurry to get a deal done. The first real developments in the slow-moving story took place in just the last few weeks with the revelation that…

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