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Three players added to Phillies 40-man roster
11/17/2009 2:19 PM ET
Outfielder Quintin Berry, lefthander Yohan Flande and righthander Jesus Sanchez had their contracts selected to the Phillies' 40-man roster, the club announced today.

Berry, who turns 25 this Saturday, spent this past season with double-A Reading. He hit .266 with five home runs, 28 RBI and 48 stolen bases in 135 games and played exclusively in center field. A fifth-round selection in the 2006 draft, Berry has 173 stolen bases in four minor league seasons.

Flande, 23, split the season between single-A Clearwater and Reading. In a combined 25 starts, he went 10-5 with a 3.40 ERA and allowed six home runs in 145.2 innings. Flande, a native of the Dominican Republic, was originally signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in 2004.

Sanchez was converted from catcher to pitcher this season and went 10-6 with a 3.44 ERA in 26 starts for single-A Lakewood. In his first season as a pitcher, the 22-year-old posted a 2.41 ERA in his final 15 starts. Sanchez was acquired by the Phillies from the New York Yankees in 2006 as part of the Bobby Abreu trade.

With the additions of Berry, Flande and Sanchez, the Phillies have 30 players on the 40-man roster.

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