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Rise and Phight: 12/10/2021

Phillies add a minor leaguer in the Rule 5 draft

Orange County Register Archive
Jim Fregosi Jr with Bobby Knoop
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The lockout has shut down almost everything related to the Major Leagues, and that includes the Rule 5 draft. However, the Minor League phase of the draft still took place, and the Phillies netted one player.

Phillies news

  • The Phillies selected a player in the Minor League Rule 5 draft, taking pitcher Matt Seelinger from the Giants’ system. The full draft results as well as an explanation as to how the draft works can be found here.
  • Want to know more about the Phillies’ newly acquired minor leaguer? Corey Seidman has a breakdown.
  • In unfortunate news, Jim Fregosi Jr. passed away this week. Fregosi, the son of the manager of the Phillies’ 1993 pennant-winning team, was a member of the organization for 17 years.

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