Found January 09, 2013 on Philliedelphia:
Courtesy Millikan High School A once top-Phillies prospect, Jonathan Singleton was traded to the Houston Astros in one of the more controversial trades in recent times that netted the Phillies Hunter Pence. A power-hitting first baseman, some reports indicated that Singleton had a shot to open the season with the...
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