Jenkins Released

Geoff Jenkins doubled off the right field wall in Game 5.5 of the World Series, eventually scoring. Who knew it would be his last at-bat as a Phillie. In need of a right handed bat off the bench, the Phillies released Jenkins and apparently have their eye on Gary Sheffield.

"Clearly, we're not happy about having to do it," Ruben Amaro Jr. said.
"Sometimes you don't make the right decisions ... the best laid plans don't seem
to work out sometimes. This is obviously a case of both [Adam] Eaton and Geoff.
In a perfect world, Geoff is platooning with Werth or playing in place of Pat
Burrell, who is no longer with us. But we felt like we were a better club by
doing the things we did, and really it's about taking the best 25 players north
for our club to have success."

Matt Stairs, the hero of the NLCS, will be the left handed bat off the bench.



Jenkins hit first home run ever in Phillies 5-3 exhibition win over Lehigh Valley IronPigs last March at Coca-Cola Park (first IronPigs game at CCP ever)

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