Sebastian Valle plays through fractured finger

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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 10: World Future's All-Star Sebastian Valle #9 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws the ball to the pitcher during the 2011 XM All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field on July 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Sebastian Valle, a Phillies catching prospect, suffered the first (albeit minor) injury of camp. Valle has a small fracture on his right (throwing) ring finger, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.

The injury did not restrict Valle from participating in drills Tuesday.

Valle, 22, is a candidate to make Mexico's roster for the World Baseball Classic. The teams must be formally announced Wednesday. Amaro said Valle could participate in that, if selected.

Pitcher Rodrigo Lopez is also likely to be on Mexico's roster.


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