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Sexson Could Land With Phillies

Richie Sexson, hitting .218 with 11 HR and 30 RBI this season, was released Thursday by the Seattle Mariners. The 33-year-old first baseman/outfielder has had many issues this season, and beyond his offensive performance. He has brawled, been outspoken and generally a nuisance in the Seattle clubhouse.

But could he fit with the Phillies?

I harken back to Charlie Manuel’s quote about a bat:

“Yeah, I think we could use a bat. We could use a good bat. You’ve got to remember, good bats are competition. That can’t do anything but make you better.”

And I also remember Manuel told Comcast SportsNet he wants a “professional hitter,” a guy with some pop who can hit singles, too. Well, Sexson may not represent that kind of hitter, but he could be the right-handed bat the Phils are looking for off the bench. He’s worth $14M this season, but the Phils wouldn’t have to pay all that (just a portion, likely).

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