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Kingery, Phillies sign long-term extension

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Phillies made a big move on Sunday to lock up one of their talented prospects. Their No. 2 prospect Scott Kingery agreed to a six-year deal.

Kingery’s deal also includes three option years. He will be under the Phillies control through his age-33 season.

Scott Kingery is seen here from the Phillies Photo Day (Getty Images)

Scott Kingery is seen here from the Phillies Photo Day (Getty Images)

Kingery will be on the Phillies 25-Man roster when camp breaks and the season begins.

The Phillies are following a move by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008. They signed Evan Longoria to a nine-year deal before he even played in a Big League game.

Longoria turned out to be a star for the Rays. He was with Tampa Bay for almost a decade, as he was traded to the San Francisco Giants this offseason.

Kingery, who is a natural second baseman, has played numerous positions this spring. He’s going to be a utility player for the team until they can find a full-time rule for him.

During the spring, he had .392 batting average with four home runs.

César Hernández is listed as the team’s second baseman. J.P. Crawford is the shortstop and Maikel Franco is the third baseman.

Rhys Hoskins, who is also listed as the starting first baseman, is also listed as the starting left fielder, according to ESPN. Aaron Altherr is listed as the backup left fielder.

Odúbel Herrera is listed as the Phillies starting center fielder. Nick Williams is listed as the starting right fielder.

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