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Robles, Abreu Headed to Lehigh Valley, Gonzalez to Reading

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In a corresponding move, LHP Bobby Bramhall was assigned to Reading. Bramhall, 27, was quietly signed by the Phillies earlier in the month after being let loose by the Washington Nationals organization. The lefty had a 6.39 ERA in 12.2 IP in long relief work for the Pigs.

In a separate move reported overnight by MLB Daily Dish, the Phillies signed former White Sox, Indians, and Marlins infielder Andy Gonzalez to a minor league deal. Gonzalez, according to Anthony Burkhart of the Republican-Herald, will report to the Reading Fightins. Gonzalez, 31, was a former fifth-round pick of the White Sox in 2001. He appeared at every position in the field except for catcher in 2007 with the White Sox and has a career Major League line of .182/.281/.258. He last played for the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League earlier in 2013 where he hit .273/.337/.312 in 86 PA.

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