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Blackley Has A Shot At Phils' Rotation

Blackley Has A Shot At Phils' Rotation

Many times, Rule 5 picks wind up stashed away at the end of the bench or deep in the bullpen. For Travis Blackley, a role in the Phillies starting rotation isn't out of the question. The Phillies believe the left-hander could easily stick somewhere on their pitching staff.

The Phillies have had spotty success in their Australian scouting efforts. Now, they've turned to the U.S. to find an Australian player who they believe has a shot at sticking with their big league club. Travis Blackley was the Phillies first of two picks in the Major League phase of last week's Rule 5 Draft. The 6' 3", left-hander just turned 25 a month ago and the Phillies believe that he's at...

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