Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 10/28/14
Art Charles, photo- Jay Floyd Acquired by the Phillies during spring training in a trade with Toronto, first baseman Art Charles welcomed the change and is happy to be a part of the Phils organization.  The six-foot-six 225 pounder was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 20th round in 2010 out of Bakersfield College.  Now, the 22-year-old bats cleanup for Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. Through 19 games this season, Charles is batting .275 with five doubles, two homers and 12 RBI. I recently spoke with Art about the trade, his work to improve his hitting approach and plenty more.  Read ahead for that full interview. - During spring training, of course, your were swapped by the Blue Jays for reliever Michael Schwimer.  How were you notified of the deal and what was your reaction? I had talked to the Blue Jays prior and they had scheduled me for a doctors appointment, I think it was a check up, they have us do our physicals and what not, this is on Saturday.  And I was like, “Alrig...
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