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Phillies ship struggling pitcher Eaton to minor leagues

Updated: July 28, 2008, 4:39 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Already bumped from the Philadelphia Phillies' starting rotation, Adam Eaton now is off the roster.

The struggling right-hander agreed to go to the minors Monday, a day after he pitched poorly in relief. A decision on where to send Eaton has not been made.

The Phillies will fill his spot before Tuesday's game at Washington. It's likely left-hander J.A. Happ will be recalled.

Eaton was 4-8 with a 5.80 ERA in 21 games this season. He pitched out of the bullpen ...

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