Phillies land Munson, lose Rosin in Rule 5 draft

Phillies land Munson, lose Rosin in Rule 5 draft
December 12, 2013, 11:00 am
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Kevin Munson struck out 66 batters in 54 2/3 innings at Double A and Triple A in 2013. (AP)

The Phillies selected right-handed pitcher Kevin Munson with the fourth pick in Thursday's Rule 5 draft.

Munson, 24, is a former fourth-round pick of the Diamondbacks. He's 11-12 with a 4.42 ERA in 154 minor-league appearances, all in relief. He's struck out 225 batters in 181 1/3 innings.

Munson, an Edison, N.J. native, split time last season at Arizona's Double A and Triple A affiliates, earning a trip to the Southern League All-Star Game.

Per MLB rules, Munson must remain on the Phillies' active roster all season (barring injury) or be offered back to the Diamondbacks for $25,000.

The Phils also lost a player in the major-league portion of the Rule 5 draft. Pitcher Seth Rosin, acquired from the Giants as part of the Hunter Pence trade at the 2012 deadline, was selected by the Mets. New York then quickly shipped the 25-year-old to the Dodgers.

Rosin went 9-6 with a 4.33 ERA at Double A Reading last season.

The loss of Rosin means Tommy Joseph is now the lone remaining piece left from the Pence trade. Nate Schierholtz was non-tendered by the Phillies last winter.

The Phils also lost shortstop Jonathan Roof to the Red Sox in the Triple A portion of the Rule 5 draft.