Last season’s first-round pick Joe Savery gets the ball, as the Phillies resume their late February rivalry with the Florida State Seminoles.
The 23-year-old left-hander is in camp as a non-roster invitee and is likely to start the year in Class-A. Last season, this game was available via live stream on the Florida State Web site. Details to come.
Hamels, Victorino without contracts: The Phillies settled on another wave of split contracts this week, signing Kyle Kendrick, Greg Dobbs, T.J. Bohn and Brad Harman to minimum deals. Earlier, they did the same for 11 players, including Carlos Ruiz, Chris Coste, Clay Condrey and Fabio Castro, among others.
Pitcher Cole Hamels and outfielder Shane Victorino are in their final season of this process before becoming arbitration eligible. It’s a good guess Hamels will be owed somewhere in the neighborhood of $5-6M next season, while Victorino could fall in the $2-4M range. To compare, outfielder David DeJesus earned $2 million from the Royals last season in his first year of arbitration. For Victorino, it must feel like an eternity. He played his first Major League game in 2003, and this is his sixth spring training.
In addition, J.D. Durbin, Francisco Rosario, Scott Mathieson and Travis Blackley are still unsigned.
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