Marcus Giles Released

According to Scott Lauber of The News Journal, the Phillies released infielder Marcus Giles this morning.  Giles blamed himself for not performing well enough.  He hit .167/.302/.250 in 41 spring plate appearances after sitting out the 2008 season.

Coupled with various demotions, Miguel Cairo is left as the only potential righthanded bench bat according to's Todd Zolecki.  Zolecki says the Phils continue to look for help in that regard.

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