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Phils Promote Brignac, Giles; Camp Elects Free Agency

Brignac improves the Phillies bench immediately.

The Phillies have added infielder Reid Brignac to their Major League roster today following the demotion last night of Freddy Galvis. Brignac, 28, is a former four-time Baseball America Top 100 prospect and was having a very good year at Triple-A Lehigh Valley (.284/.357/.514 with 5 HR, 3 SB in 128 PA).

The Phillies have also promoted flame-throwing reliever Ken Giles from Double-A Reading to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Giles, 23, has a 1.20 ERA in 15 IP with 29 K v. 5 BB. Heading into the season, Giles was focused on command. This will certainly not be the last we hear of Giles: our minor league insider filmed a segment for an upcoming Phillies Nation TV episode with Giles yesterday. Giles is not on the 40-man roster but it would surprise almost no one if he wore Phillies’ pinstripes before the year is over.

Finally, 38-year old RHP Shawn Camp elected to become a free agent, refusing an assignment with the IronPigs. Camp was replaced on the 25-man roster by RHP Luis Garcia yesterday.

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