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Wanna throw batting practice for the Phillies?


The Phillies are soliciting the public for a left-handed batting practice pitcher. There’s a whole form to apply online and all.

The only requirements the Phillies have for the part-time paid position is to be at least 21 years old, to efficiently throw left-handed accurately and with a moderate pace, to be available for all Phillies home games at Citizens Bank Park, and to have a one-minute YouTube video clip showcasing one’s skills.

Seems like a pretty cool job to have.

Zack Wheeler headed to IL due to shoulder fatigue

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Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to fatigue in his right shoulder, Newsday’s Tim Healey reports. The roster move is retroactive to July 12. Steven Matz will open up a two-game series in Minnesota, starting in Wheeler’s place on Tuesday.

As Healey notes, the soonest Wheeler can return is July 23, which would give him at most two starts ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Wheeler has frequently been brought up in trade conversations as he can become a free agent after the season and the 42-51 Mets have been freefalling.

Wheeler, 29, owns a 4.69 ERA with 130 strikeouts and 34 walks across 119 innings of work this season.