Reading outfielder Tyson Gillies suspended

Prospect Tyson Gillies has been suspended from Double-A Reading for a violation of team rules. (David M Warren/Staff file photo)

The hits keep on coming for Tyson Gillies, the centerfield prospect acquired as part of the ill-fated Cliff Lee trade of December, 2009. 

Gillies has been suspended from Double-A Reading for what the club says is a violation of team rules. No further information is available at this point in time.

Gillies has struggled to stay on the field since the Phillies acquired him from the Mariners along with righthanders Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez in exchange for Lee. 

He appeared in just 28 games in his first season in the organization, which was marked by hamstring injuries and an arrest for cocaine possession (the charges were later dropped). The hamstring troubles carried over into 2011, when he appeared in just three games. This year, Gillies is hitting .294/.382/.433 in 46 games at Reading, but he missed close to two months with a concussion, only recently returning to the field.

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