Phillies Invite Six More To Spring Training
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Phillies added six players to their list of non-roster invitees to 2013 Spring Training.
Cody Asche, 3B – In 130 games between single-A Clearwater and double-A Reading last season, Asche batted .324 with 33 doubles, six triples, 12 home runs and 72 RBI.
Justin Friend, RHP – Friend, 26, spent the majority of the 2012 season with Reading, where he allowed just one earned run in 39.2 innings (0.23 ERA) while converting each of his 24 save opportunities.
Tommy Joseph, C – Joseph began the 2012 season with double-A Richmond in the San Francisco Giants organization before being acquired by the Phillies in a trade for Hunter Pence on July 31.
Joe Mather, OF – In 103 games with the Chicago Cubs last season, Mather batted .209 with 11 doubles, five home runs and 19 RBI.
Adam Morgan, LHP – Morgan, 22, spent the majority of the 2012 season with Clearwater, where he posted a 3.29 ERA in 21 games (20 starts) for the Threshers and was named to the midseason and postseason Florida State League All-Star teams.
Kyle Simon, RHP – Simon, 22, began the 2012 season in the Baltimore Orioles organization, going 2-8 with a 3.96 ERA in 14 starts for single-A Frederick.