Park Wins Rotation Job

Chan Ho Park won the role for the fifth spot in the starting rotation, beating out J.A Happ. Where Happ will pitch in 2009 is yet to be determined. He'll fight for a bullpen spot, and if not, he'll pitch in Triple-A.

Park pitched in 54 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen last season. He went 4-4 with a 3.40 ERA. Park signed with the Phillies because he was given a chance to start. He didn't play on Korea's World Baseball Classic team because he wanted to prove he can be a starter with the Phillies.

During spring training, he was 2-0 with a 2.53 ERA. Happ, who pitched 1.1 innings less than Park, and gave up just one more run, was 0-0 with a 3.15 ERA. Park walked 2 and struck out 25 while Happ walked 6 and struck out 14.

Happ makes his final spring appearance on Thursday. Park makes his 2009 debut on April 12 against the Rockies.



Park's walks to strikeouts ratio was awesome this spring

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