The Phillies twice last summer needed an extra outfielder for only a few days, so they called on Aaron Altherr from double-A Reading. His bat had not proven ready for the major leagues, but his ability to defend at three positions made him a reliable option to fill temporary gaps.
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A day after FoxSports.com reported that the Phillies intended to install more protective netting at Citizens Bank Park, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manred addressed the topic of fan safety during his stop Thursday in Philadelphia.
Aaron Altherr’s start in left field Thursday was his fifth in the Phillies’ 10 games since his promotion from triple-A Lehigh Valley. Each has come when a lefthander started for the opposition.
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