Phillies return Rule 5 pick Munson to D-backs

Phillies return Rule 5 pick Munson to D-backs
March 18, 2014, 8:30 pm
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In seven innings pitched this spring, right-hander Kevin Munson walked more (8) than he struck out (6). (USA Today Images)

The Phillies announced Tuesday night that they have returned right-handed pitcher Kevin Munson, a Rule 5 pick, to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In December, the Phils selected the 25-year-old Munson from the Diamondbacks in the Rule 5 draft.

Munson got his chance to compete in Phillies camp and posted a 1.29 ERA in seven innings pitched, but walked more (8) than he struck out (6).

In Double A and Triple A last season, the James Madison product combined to go 2-4 with a 4.12 ERA, 14 saves, 66 strikeouts and 22 walks in 53 appearances.