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Thompson to replace Hellickson in rotation

Mackanin unsure how much playing time new outfielder Kim will see
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PHILADELPHIA -- Jake Thompson will get another look in the Phillies' rotation.

He pitched five scoreless innings on short notice Friday night in a 10-3 victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Thompson learned about 30 minutes before the game that he would start, because the Phillies were finalizing a trade to send Jeremy Hellickson, who was scheduled to start, to the Orioles.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Jake Thompson will get another look in the Phillies' rotation.

He pitched five scoreless innings on short notice Friday night in a 10-3 victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Thompson learned about 30 minutes before the game that he would start, because the Phillies were finalizing a trade to send Jeremy Hellickson, who was scheduled to start, to the Orioles.

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Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Saturday that Thompson will start Wednesday on the road against the Angels. Thomspon was 4-11 with a 5.36 ERA in 18 starts this season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

"He kind of earned the chance to go back out there," Mackanin said.

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Triple-A Lehigh Valley right-handers Ben Lively, Zach Eflin and Mark Leiter are options for starts later in the season if needed, as well.

Mackanin also reiterated what Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said just after midnight Friday about outfielder Hyun Soo Kim, who was acquired from the Orioles. He will be an extra outfielder behind Nick Williams, Aaron Altherr and Odubel Herrera.

Kim is scheduled to join the team Sunday.

"I don't know how much [playing] time I'll be able to get for Kim," Mackanin said.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

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