Phillies promote first baseman

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The Phillies have promoted first baseman Matt Rizzotti from Double A Reading to Triple A Lehigh Valley. (David Swanson / Staff Photographer)

The Phillies have promoted slugging first baseman Matt Rizzotti from Double A Reading to Triple A Lehigh Valley.

Rizzotti, 24, leads the Eastern League in hitting at .362, on-base percentage at .451 and slugging at .638. He hit 16 home runs and drove in 61 runs during his two months with Reading.

In the month of June, he hit .369 with 38 hits, seven doubles, seven home runs, 24 RBIs, and 16 runs scored over 27 games (103 at-bats) in the month.

He began the season at Clearwater, where he was hitting .358.

Combined for the season, in 107 games, he is hitting .361 with a career-high 17 home runs and career-high 71 RBI.

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