2013 Phillies Report Card: Zach Miner

It says something about the Phillies’ 2013 season that a reliever who hadn’t pitched in professional baseball prior to the season ended up logging as many innings during the second half of the season as closer and $50 million man Jonathan Papelbon. Zach Miner began his career with the Tigers, pitching out of the back of their starting rotation. He posted mediocre numbers, bouncing back and forth between the Majors and Triple-A. In 2010, he was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery. When he returned, he pitched in the Royals organization then went back with the Tigers before winding up with the Phillies.

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