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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) When was traded to Philadelphia back in 2012, the Phillies jerseys were just beginning their descent into a lengthy rebuilding period.Joseph finally made his major league debut last May, a couple months before turning 25, and he went on to have a solid rookie season. That was really the most gratifying thing,” Joseph said Friday before the Phillies jerseys’ first spring training full squad workout. “As a ballplayer, your job is to come in here and give your manager the opportunity for you to play every day.”Staying healthy has been an issue for Joseph, a top prospect inSan Francisco’ssystem before he was traded to Philadelphia in the deal that sent to the cheap mlb jerseys china Giants jerseys. Joseph was a catcher then and had shown solid power at the Class A level, but his career was nearly derailed by concussions.From 2013 15, Joseph played only 121 games in the minors. Finally, an impressive start at Triple A last year earned him a promotion, and after about a month with the Phillies jerseys, he’d supplanted the struggling Howard at first base.Howard hit much better after the All Star break, and by the end of the season, he’d managed to reach 25 home runs, giving the Phillies jerseys two options with power at first base. But Philadelphia let Howard go, and he remains a free agent.Philadelphia is now led by players such as , and and if Joseph proves capable of handling more playing time, he’s still young enough to fit in with that Tommy Joseph jersey hit 21 home runs in limited action during Ryan Howard final season with the Phillies jerseys. (Photo: Bill Streicher, USA TODAY Sports)”Tommy’s got some issues he’s got to take care of,” manager Pete Mackanin said. “It’s like any other hitter the better you learn the strike zone, the more at bats you don’t give away.”Joseph had 75 strikeouts and 22 walks last season, finishing with a .308 on base percentage. Even when he was hitting well at Triple A, he drew only four walks in 27 games, so it’s no surprise that his selectivity at the plate remains an issue.”Young players, when they come to the big leagues, it takes a little while to figure out what type of hitter you are and where your strengths are. He knows he’s a very good low ball hitter,” Phillies jerseys hitting coach Matt Stairs said. “So, just a matter of reminding him, over and over and over, ‘Hey, listen, you’re a low ball hitter, take your walks. You snuck up on some teams last year with the power you had.'”Joseph’s platoon split is also a potential issue. In the majors last year, his OPS was better against left handed pitchers (.912) than against righties (.774) and now Howard is no longer around to take up at bats against right handers.Joseph is hopeful that with more experience, he can keep improving.”I’ve been hitting against right handed pitching my entire minor league career. The only way you progress in the major leagues is having the opportunity to face those guys,” he said. “Getting an opportunity would be great, and allow me to continue to progress.”NotesHernandez went 17 for 30 on stolen base attempts last season, and he was 11 of 19 after the All Star break. He said he’d like to steal at least 30 bases this season. “He’s one of the fastest players in baseball right now, when you get down to it,” Mackanin said. “He just needs work on his steal jumps and knows how to read slide steps and knows how to read pitchers better. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Philadelphia Phillies jerseysRebuilding process difficult at the moment for Phillies jerseysFuentes gets 1st HR in 10th, D backs beat Phillies jerseys 5 4Jimenez leads Orioles jerseys past Cardinals jerseys, 8 5Goldschmidt leads Arizona over Phils 5 1 for 6th win in rowTwins jerseys sign, introduce No. 1 overall draft pickPete Rose unveils sculpture depicting his headfirst slide