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Two Things Blocking Promotion for Phillips

Two Things Blocking Promotion for Phillips

When the roster for Lansing was released in late March, it featured plenty of names that the fans of the Lugnuts were familiar with. Perhaps the biggest surprise to have to see return to Lansing was Paul Phillips. Although the numbers show Phillips should be at a higher level, his manager provides two reasons he's not.

In 40 1/3 innings of work last year, Phillips attained a 2.01 ERA with a team leading 14 saves. Throw in the fact that he also saw time in Dunedin and New Hampshire last year and you would think that Phillips would be disappointed. Although he acknowledges that you want to start at the highest possible level, it is a matter of available roster spots. "Our organization has a good problem in that...

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