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It's official: Aumont to the bullpen

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Matt Gelb of the Inquirer confirms what Baseball America reported in their Phillies Top 10 prospects chat last month: that Phillippe Aumont, one of the prospects received from Seattle in the Cliff Lee deal, is headed back to the bullpen. This follows on the heels of a rough 2010 campaign as a starter, as Aumont posted a 7.43 ERA with a 38:38 K:BB in 49.2 Double A innings, before rebounding somewhat with a 4.48 ERA with 77:42 K:BB in 72.1 High A innings. I'm generally of the belief that you shouldn't move a pitcher to the bullpen until he absolutely proves he can't hack it in the rotation, but I'm not totally against this move for Aumont. "He wants to relieve. He feels comfortable relieving," said assistant general manager Chuck LaMar, and it sounds like that (rightfully) played a big part in the decision.

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