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Catcher Hoover to join Phils from Triple-A

Catcher Hoover to join Phils from Triple-A

LOS ANGELES -- The Phillies have selected catcher Paul Hoover's contract from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He will join the team for Wednesday's series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, which is when rosters expand from 25 to 40 players.

Hoover has hit .247 with two home runs and 27 RBIs in 77 games this season with Lehigh Valley. He hit .278 with two doubles and two RBIs in six games with the Phillies.

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The Phillies chose Hoover over catcher Dane Sardinha, who hit .205 with three homers and eight RBIs in 13 games with the Phillies, partly because Hoover is more familiar Phillies pitchers.

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