Saturday, March 23, 2013
Bye-Bye RoLo. Betancourt Next?
*Judgement day awaits Yuniesky Betancourt. He has an opt-out clause in his contract for March 24th, should the Phils not add him to the 25-man roster. He's done everything he could to earn a spot, currently batting .435/.940 with reported improved defensive instincts. He's in competition with Freddy Galvis and Kevin Frandsen for 1 of the 2 utility infielder openings. Manuel pops a woody over Galvis and Frandsen was great with the Phils last year, so Betancourt might be the odd man out.
*After belting a walk-off homerun yesterday against the Braves, Darin Ruf was told to report to minor league camp. Meaning, Rule 5 pick, Ender Incarte, is likely the team's 5th outfielder until Delmon Young returns. Honestly, I hate Amaro's love of his Rule 5 draftees. David Herndon wasn't terrible, but lest not forget the plague of Michael Martinez. Incarte has never played about Single-A and after starting the spring off well and has gone into a complete tailspin (2 for his last 15 with no walks, no stolen bases, and a caught stealing). What do they see in him?
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