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Phils look to Camp to buoy bullpen

Phils look to Camp to buoy bullpen

DENVER -- The Phillies continue to search for a quality mix for their bullpen.

Perhaps Shawn Camp can help.

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"He's considered a long guy," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Saturday at Coors Field. "He could be a guy that could save some arms down there, throwing strikes out of the bullpen."

The Phillies promoted Camp to the big leagues Friday night, optioning right-hander Jonathan Pettibone to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for him on the 25-man roster. Camp led the big leagues with 80 appearances in 2012, but the Cubs released him following 26 appearances and a 7.04 ERA last season. He pitched well in Spring Training, but opened the season with the IronPigs.

"It feels good," Camp said. "It's an honor to be called up as always."

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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