Bozied Invited to Philies Camp…

Congrats to Tagg Bozied, who was bozied_tagg_9-1-10_full.jpgamong 12 players invited to Spring Training by the Phillies earlier today, as announced by Phillies Assistant GM Scott Proefrock.

I am going to work on a piece about Bozied, who was very impressive in his first campaign in Baseballtown. He led the Eastern League with a .315 batting average, and was named as Double-A Hitter of the Year by MiLB. More to come on Tagg a bit later.

For now, below is the press release straight from Philadelphia.

The Phillies have invited 12 players to Spring Training as
non-roster invitees.

Here are their names and bios from the Phillies
press release:

  •  Josh Barfield, INF … Barfield, 27, spent last
    season with triple-A Portland in the San Diego Padres organization
    where he batted .294 with five home runs and 36 RBI in 78 games. For
    his major league career, he has hit .264 with 16 home runs and 112 RBI
    in 309 games between the Padres (2006) and Cleveland Indians (2007-09).
    Barfield’s father, Jesse, spent 12 seasons in the majors between the
    Blue Jays and Yankees from 1981-92.
  • Eddie Bonine, RHP … The 29-year-old Bonine spent
    his first full season in the major leagues with Detroit where he went
    4-1 with a 4.63 ERA in 47 appearances (one start). A Rule 5 draft
    selection of the Tigers in 2005, Bonine set career highs in wins,
    appearances and innings (68.0) in 2010. In 62 career appearances in the
    majors, he has posted a 7-3 record with a 4.74 ERA.
  • Tagg Bozied, INF/OF … In 104 games for double-A
    Reading last season, Bozied, 31, batted .315 and led all Phillies minor
    leaguers with 27 home runs and 92 RBI. The Eastern League All-Star also
    led the league in batting average, on-base percentage (.402) and
    slugging percentage (.631). Bozied appeared at both first and third
    base as well as left and right field for Reading.
  • Ryan Feierabend, LHP … Feierabend, 25, spent
    last season between three levels of the Seattle Mariners organization
    after missing the entire 2009 season due to “Tommy John” surgery. In
    2010, he appeared in 25 games (24 starts) and went 5-8 with a 5.14 ERA
    between triple-A Tacoma, double-A West Tennessee and single-A High
    Desert. Feierabend has appeared in 25 major league games (19 starts),
    all for Seattle (2006-08).
  • Erik Kratz, C … In 70 games last season for
    triple-A Indianapolis in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, Kratz,
    30, hit .274 with nine home runs and 41 RBI. The native of Telford, PA,
    batted .336 over a 36-game span in May and June to earn a promotion to
    Pittsburgh in July. Kratz collected two hits in his big league debut,
    July 17 against Houston.

  • Jeff Larish, INF … Larish, 28, split last season
    between four teams in the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics
    organizations. He began the year with triple-A Toledo and appeared in
    three games with the Tigers in late July before being claimed off
    waivers by the A’s on August 3. After playing in eight games with
    triple-A Sacramento, he finished the season with the A’s where he
    appeared in 24 contests. Following the season, Larish, a .224 hitter
    with eight home runs and 32 RBI in 101 major league games, played for
    Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League.
  • Dan Meyer, LHP … A native of Woodbury, N.J.,
    Meyer, 29, spent last year in the Florida Marlins organization. He
    spent the majority of the season with triple-A New Orleans where he
    went 1-2 with two saves and a 3.38 ERA in 32 games. In 2009, Meyer
    appeared in a career-best 71 games for the Marlins, posting a 3.09 ERA
    and holding opponents to a .219 batting average. For his major league
    career, he has gone 3-9 with two saves and a 5.46 ERA in 103 games
    (seven starts) for Atlanta (2004), Oakland (2007-08) and Florida
  • Matt Miller, OF … A Pacific Coast League
    All-Star in 2010, Miller, 27, hit .325 with 10 home runs and 81 RBI in
    136 games for triple-A Colorado Springs. He led the team in hits (165)
    and runs scored (90) and finished second in RBI. Miller finished the
    season with a .345 batting average with runners in scoring position.
  • Brandon Moss, OF … Moss, 27, spent the majority
    of the 2010 season with triple-A Indianapolis where he batted .266 with
    22 home runs and 96 RBI in 136 games. He led the team in several
    offensive categories including hits (133), home runs, RBI and runs
    scored (73). In 2008, Moss was a part of the three-team trade between
    the Red Sox, Dodgers and Pirates that included Manny Ramirez and Jason
    Bay. For his major league career, Moss has hit .238 with 15 home runs
    and 78 RBI in 244 games between the Red Sox (2007-08) and Pirates
  • Pete Orr, INF … Orr, 31, hit .264 with 12 home
    runs and 45 RBI in 137 games for triple-A Syracuse in the Washington
    Nationals organization. He led the team in hits (129), doubles (32) and
    runs scored (63). For his major league career, Orr has hit .260 with
    three home runs and 35 RBI in 347 games for the Braves (2005-07) and
    Nationals (2008-09).
  • Juan Perez, LHP … The 32-year-old Perez spent
    last season with triple-A Albuquerque in the Los Angeles Dodgers
    organization where he was 4-3 with one save and a 2.96 ERA in 45
    appearances. For his major league career, he is 0-1 with a 5.17 ERA in
    24 games for Pittsburgh (2006-07). Perez is currently pitching for
    Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League.
  • Dane Sardinha, C … Sardinha, 31, was also a
    non-roster invitee to Phillies spring training in 2010. He spent the
    majority of his season with triple-A Lehigh Valley where he hit .207
    with five home runs and 24 RBI in 67 games. Sardinha also appeared in
    13 games for the Phillies and belted his first major league home run in
    his debut with the team on June 24 against Cleveland.

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