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Phillies DFA 2013 No. 1 Draft pick Appel

Right-hander was acquired from Astros ahead of 2016 campaign
November 20, 2017

Another chapter began in the saga of Mark Appel on Monday.An hour and 57 minutes ahead of the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft by adding them to 40-man roster, the Phillies announced that the 26-year-old right-hander has been designated for assignment.