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Have Phillies found Romero's replacement?

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08:08 AM ET 02.02 | In search of a left-hander to fill the void of J.C. Romero, who will be suspended the first 50 games of the 2009 regular season after testing positive under MLB's Drug Policy, the Phillies have contacted the agent for Will Ohman, according to ESPN.com. The Web site said Philadelphia's brass reached out to Ohman's representative, Page Odle, last week and will continue talks next week. In his sixth year in the Major Leagues with the Braves last season, Ohman went 4-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 83 appearances. Since his debut in 2000 with the Cubs, the 31-year-old lefty has compiled a 4.16 ERA in 218 2/3 innings. The Rockies have also expressed interest in Ohman this offseason. The Phillies currently have just one experienced lefty in their bullpen, Scott Eyre, with Romero not able to pitch until June 1.

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