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Phillies, Dominican Jhailyn Ortiz agree to terms

Phillies, Dominican Jhailyn Ortiz agree to terms

LOS ANGELES — The Phillies may have an eventual replacement for Chase Utley with the hot-hitting Cesar Hernandez. Shortstop Freddy Galvis has handled himself well in Year One and top prospect J.P. Crawford will also vie for the heir to Jimmy Rollins' throne before too long, too. Have the Phillies found the eventual heir apparent to Ryan Howard at first base? Last night, the Phillies announced that they had come to an agreement with 16-year-old Dominican slugger Jhailyn Ortiz. In the news release, the team referred to the 6-3, 240-pound right-handed-hitting Ortiz as a right fielder. But many in the industry believe he'll eventually wind up as a first baseman. Terms...

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