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Phillies re-acquire OF Ronnie Welty from Orioles

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04:19 PM ET 03.24 | MLB.com's Orioles beat reporter Brittany Ghiroli is reporting that the Phillies have made a minor trade with the Baltimore Orioles. The Phillies first acquired 25-year-old outfielder Ronnie Welty, who has displayed a solid glove in the minors and is a career .284 hitter. The highest Welty reached was the Double-A level late last season. Welty figures to provide depth at Double-A Reading and potentially even Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season. The Phillies ship away RHP, Julio Rodriguez, who has tremendous stuff, but struggled with his command mightily at Double-A Reading in 2012, so much that he was taken out of the starting rotation late in the season. However, the 22-year-old Rodriguez did pitch in last year MLB Futures Game, and if he ever learns how to consistently throw strikes, could project as a solid late inning reliever at the MLB level.

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March 24, 2013  08:43 PM ET

the phillies appear to have their luck in their side, a top good skilled first basemen could benefit the team in the long run,about the prospect received by the orioles things could go either way, as they saying in the report the starter pitcher would need to be placed in special pitching coaching staff, or he could become a wrecked train before the orioles eyes,,,

 
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