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Phils have talented young options in bullpen

Phils have talented young options in bullpen

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ATLANTA -- The Phillies are looking for somebody to step up in the bullpen in the final weeks of the season.

Two have been impressive recently: right-hander Justin De Fratus and left-hander Jake Diekman.

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De Fratus is 2-3 with a 3.98 ERA in 41 appearances, but he has a 0.82 ERA in 11 outings since July 19. Diekman is 0-3 with a 3.97 ERA in 28 appearances, but left-handers have hit just .184 against him, whereas right-handers have hit .375.

"I see guys that have talent," manager Charlie Manuel said. "Our guys need experience."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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