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Jesse Biddle was among a round of cuts including Adam Morgan, Ethan Martin, Aaron Altherr, Sean O'Sullivan, John Hester, Seth Rosin and Mike Nesseth.
While none of these cuts were a major surprise, there are some intriguing names on this list who could become waiver fits on or before the July trade deadline. Keep an eye on Jesse Biddle's minor league progress in 2015.
It has not been a smooth ride for the Phillies number one pick in the 2010 draft, but Jesse Biddle has looked strong in early spring training workouts. Biddle suffered from a concussion and pulled quad last season and finished with a 5.05 ERA at Double-A Reading. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is confident Biddle can overcome some issues and be a quality pitcher at the Major League level.
Biddle was added to the Phillies' 40-man roster in November and likely will be back at Reading to start the season. Should he pitch well and progress to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Biddle could possibly see time with the Phillies late in the season. But don't expect Biddle to be ready to contribute for at least another season.