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Koplove Takes His Out Clause

koplove.jpgTriple-A Lehigh Valley right-hander Mike Koplove, a Philadelphia native, has taken an out clause in his contract to become a free agent.

Koplove signed a Minor League contract with the Phillies that stated he must be in the big leagues by June 1 or he can go elsehwere. He went 1-3 with a 1.14 ERA in 21 appearances with the IronPigs, so Koplove obviously feels he can get a job in somebody’s bullpen.

Unfortunately for him, even with the way he was throwing, there was not room for him unless there would have been an injury.

Righthander Gary Majewski also has a June 1 opt out clause in his contract, but there is no word if Majewski has taken his.

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Charlie Manuel was asked before tonight’s game in San Diego if Manny Ramirez should play in the All-Star Game, if he gets elected as a starter: “I think if he’s elected and Major League Baseball, if that’s their procedure, then it’s fine. I think everything is fine.”

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Manuel also made it clear the Phillies need to improve their rotation, and not with a bottom-of-the-rotation type of guy.

“I don’t care if it’s outside the system or inside the system, we definitely need to upgrade our pitching,” he said. “Once Myers goes out we’ve got to find somebody close to Myers. Myers is a top of rotation pithcer. We pay him a lot of money to pitch for us. And he was definitely our No. 2 pitcher. We have to find some body that can go into the rotations and replace him.”

Park Wins Fifth Job, Phils Contact Sheffield

Ruben Amaro Jr. announced that Chan Ho Park beat J.A. Happ for the fifth starter’s job. Happ’s fate with the team has not been decided, although Amaro said Happ, Gary Majewski, Jack Taschner and Bobby Mosebach are comepting for two bullpen jobs.

Amaro also said the Phillies have contacted the agent for Gary Sheffield, who the Tigers just released. Sheffield could be a bit now that the Phillies have released Geoff Jenkins.

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Park said he will make his debut April 12 against the Rockies in Denver.

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