The Phillies have signed 13 of their first-year player draft picks, including third baseman Harold Martinez, a third baseman from the University of Miami, and 29th-rounder Paul Cusick, a righthanded pitcher from the University of Pennyslvania and Salesianum High School in Wilmington.
Martinez was a second-round selection and the Phillies' third overall pick and will likely start his professional career in single-A Williamsport later this month. Cusick was a 29th-round selection.
The other draft selections who have signed: ninth-rounder Logan Moore, a catcher from Northeastern Junior College; 12th-rounder Yacksel Rios, a righthanded pitcher from Dra Conchita Cuevas High School in Puerto Rico; 14th-rounder Trey Ford, a third baseman from South Mountain Community College in Phoenix; 19th-rounder John Hill, a catcher from Concordia Univeristy in Irvine, Calif.; 20th-rounder Peter Lavin, an outfielder from the University of San Francisco; 22nd-rounder Matthew Holland, an outfielder from Texas A&M Corpus Christi; 23rd-rounder Cody Fick, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Evansville; 25thr-rounder Ryan Duke, a righthanded pitcher from the University of Oklahoma; 28th-rounder Ian Durham, a righthanded pitcher from California Lutheran University; 32nd-rounder Greg Herbst, a righthanded pitcher from St. Mary's University in San Antonio; and 33rd-rounder Brock Stassi, an outfielder from the University of Nevada.
Gordon can opt out
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed that Brian Gordon can opt out of his minor-league deal with the team this Wednesday on the condition he is added to the major-league roster of one of the other 29 big-league teams.
"That was part of his contract," Amaro said.
Gordon is 5-0 with a league-low 1.14 ERA at triple-A Lehigh Valley this season.
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