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Phillies invite 4 to spring training

The Phillies officially began the process of filling their camp roster by inviting four players, including two who spent 2013 in their organization, to spring training.

Phillies invite 4 to spring training

Cesar Jimenez, who pitched for the Phillies in 2013, has been invited to 2014 Spring Training. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Cesar Jimenez, who pitched for the Phillies in 2013, has been invited to 2014 Spring Training. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

The Phillies officially began the process of filling their camp roster by inviting four players, including two who spent 2013 in their organization, to spring training.

Lefthander Cesar Jimenez, who posted a 3.71 ERA in 19 games with the Phillies, is back. So is 24-year-old outfielder Leandro Castro, who played 117 games at triple-A Lehigh Valley and was signed by the Phillies in 2007.

The additions are veteran righthander Shawn Camp and outfielder Clete Thomas. Camp, who turns 38 next week, limped to a 7.04 ERA in 23 innings with the Chicago Cubs. He has a career 4.40 ERA in 10 seasons.

Thomas, 30, appeared in 92 games for Minnesota last season. He batted just .214 with a .597 OPS and four homers in 322 plate appearances. He can play all three outfield positions.


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