But the Phillies hope they bolstered their bullpen with LaFromboise, who posted a 1.13 ERA in 11 appearances last season with the Pirates. In 27 appearances in parts of three seasons with the Mariners and Pirates, he is 0-1 with a 3.63 ERA. In 22 1/3 innings, LaFromboise has allowed 20 hits, five walks and has struck out 23.
Left-handed hitters have a .573 OPS in 39 plate appearances against LaFromboise.
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