Monday, November 19, 2007

Phils add Harman, Jaramillo to 40-man roster

Infielder Brad Harman and catcher Jason Jaramillo were both added to the Phillies' 40-man roster, the club announced today. Their additions bring the roster to 37 players.

Harman, who turns 22 today, hit .281 with 26 doubles, 13 home runs and 62 RBI in 122 games for single-A Clearwater. He played 111 games at second base and 11 at shortstop. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Harman played for his home country in the just-completed World Cup tournament where he hit .357 (10-28) with four doubles and two RBI. He was originally signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in 2003.

Jaramillo, 25, hit .271 with six home runs and 56 RBI in 118 games for triple-A Ottawa this past season. A switch-hitter, Jaramillo was a second-round selection by the Phillies in the 2004 draft. He spent this fall playing for Team USA and hit .250 (3-12) with one home run and three RBI in exhibition play against Arizona Fall League clubs. In the World Cup tournament, he batted .316 (6-19) with a double and two RBI. He drove in two runs in Team USA's 6-3 tournament win over Team Cuba, helping Team USA to its first World Cup title since 1974.

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