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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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