Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pitching prospect Garner, others released, Dugan has setback

Garner, image- Jay Floyd
Via the esteemed Jim Salisbury on Twitter, there were a couple noteworthy minor league reports on Sunday with righty hurler Perci Garner being released and outfielder Kelly Dugan returning home to heal from a stress fracture in his foot.

Garner was the Phillies' second round draft choice in 2010. The 26-year-old sported a 19-23 record along with a 4.50 ERA and a .266 batting average against in 87 career games over his career.

Dugan, the Phils' 2nd round draft selection in 2009, has not played this spring as he was initially sidelined with a stress reaction in his right foot. The injury was re-diagnosed as a stress fracture, with the 24-year-old returning to his native California to rest and recuperate.

In his pro career to date, Dugan has tallied a .293/.368/.451 slash line in 425 games.

Additionally, as per well-connected Phillies blogger Baseball Betsy, the Phillies also parted ways with pitchers Jordan Guth and Kyle Bogese as well as first baseman Wilmer Oberto on Sunday.
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