Phillies use first pick to draft a linebacker for Eagles
Updated: June 7, 2011

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The Phillies used their first pick in Monday’s First-Year Player Draft to select Larry Greene, a 6’1″ 230-pound linebacker that should be able to compete with Stewart Bradley for a starting job with the Eagles this season.

As a senior in high school, Greene hit .562 with 18 home runs in 30 games and has the power and agility needed to stop the run, something the Eagles have lacked the past few seasons.

“He’s a solid ballplayer, but the Eagles need him a hell of a lot more than we do,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said of Greene. “Maybe [Andy] Reid can pay us back next season by drafting a leadoff hitter with some plate discipline.”

Greene said that while he is waiting for the NFL lockout to end, he would consider signing a deal to play baseball with the Phillies.

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2 Responses to “Phillies use first pick to draft a linebacker for Eagles”

  1. George Berry on June 8th, 2011 2:00 pm

    I wonder if Shawn Bradley is as bad at playing linebacker as he was at basketball…

  2. Zaki on June 8th, 2011 2:04 pm

    Haha, good catch! Ooops…

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