Thursday, December 10, 2009

Phils take two pitchers in Rule 5 Draft

The Phillies selected RHPs Kenneth Herndon and Angelo Sanchez in the Rule 5 draft today.

Herndon, 24, went with the 17th pick and was 5-6 with a 3.03 ERA and 11 saves in 50 appearances last season with Double-A Arkansas, which is the Los Angeles Angels affiliate.

The Phillies also selected right-hander Angelo Sanchez in the Triple A portion of the draft. Sanchez, 20, went 5-1 with a 5.52 ERA in 12 starts with rookie-level Elizabethton, which is a Minnesota Twins affiliate.

Meanwhile, the Mets selected RHP Carlos Monasterios from Phillies.

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