Former Pirates player could be team's long-term solution at third base
The Philadelphia Phillies called up St. Louis Pirates alum Cody Asche to the majors on Tuesday. Asche, a third baseman, attended the University of Nebraska and was a fourth-round pick by the Phillies in 2011.

Asche is viewed as a potential long-term solution at third base for the Phillies. He opened this season at Triple-A, where he hit .295 with 15 homers, 68 RBI, and a .837 OPS over 104 games.

The Philadelphia Inquirer profiled Asche's call-up and noted:
He unpacked his things Tuesday in a locker nestled between Chase Utley's and Ryan Howard's at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies assigned him No. 25, worn for years by Jim Thome. He will start at third base Wednesday, and the final two months of 2013 figure to be his chance to forge a permanent job in 2014.

"You can establish yourself," manager Charlie Manuel said. "We can get a good read on you. The more at-bats you get, obviously, the easier it is to project a guy."

Congratulations from the St. Louis Pirates staff to Cody for getting his call to the majors, and we'll be proud to watch him work the hot corner for the Phillies!




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