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Right-hander and Brisbane native Drew Naylor allowed two runs over two innings in his Australian Winter League debut, which occurred at the wee hours of the EST morning. The 24-year-old right-hander went 12-10 with a 4.63 ERA for Reading and is on the Phillies 40-man roster. … In Mexico, Phillies catching prospect Sebastian Valle contributed a three-run double in Mochis’ 16-2 rout over Hermosillo. … Heading south to Venezuela, left-hander Sergio Escalona is still putting in work and has lowered his ERA to 4.97. However, his fellow countrymen – middle infielders Cesar Hernandez, Fidel Hernandez, Harold Garcia and Freddy Galvis – have seen their playing time reduced to a trickle; Gavlis hasn’t appeared since early November. Cesar Hernandez, Garcia and Galvis are all protected on the Phillies' 40-man. ... Bouncing to the Dominican Republic, Wilson Valdez is hitting .279 (12-for-43) for Cibao, but has yet to connect for extra bases (.279 slugging). He has not played since Saturday. Elsewhere in the DR, Rule 5 pick Michael Martinez hasn’t played since the Dec. 15, David Herndon has not appeared since Dec. 8 and Antonio Bastardo was shut down after Nov. 30. Left-handed reliever Juan Perez, a non-roster invitee for this coming spring, has appeared in 24 games, with a 5.27 ERA to show for it. ... On the transaction front, the Phillies released Felix Cespedes.