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Phillies Find CF Help in Rule 5 Draft

inciarteThe Phillies found at least one potential centerfielder this morning at the Winter Meetings.

They selected Ender Inciarte from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Rule 5 Draft.

Inciarte, 22, is not expected to be the Phillies’ Opening Day centerfielder, but he provides depth at a position that sorely needs it. He split last season with Class A South Bend and Visalia, where he hit a combined .307 with 28 doubles, 10 triples, 47 RBIs, 82 runs scored and 46 stolen bases.

“We like the defensive ability,” Phillies pro scouting director Mike Ondo said. “We think he’s an above average defender in center field, and an above average runner. The reports we get are that he has the instincts to play the game and a guy we can trust to run out there to play defense late.”