Patriots Sign Two

The Somerset Patriots announced on Tuesday that they have signed pitchers Roberts Mosebach and Paul Phillips for the 2012 season.

Robert Mosebach was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 9th round (283rd overall) of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft. He played six seasons in the Angels organization from 2005-2010. His best season with the Angels organization came in 2009, when he had a 4-2 record with a 1.49 ERA between Arkansas(AA) and Salt Lake(AAA). In July 2009, Mosebach was promoted to the major leagues and pitched in three games for the Angels that season.

Paul Phillips was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 9th round (266th overall) of the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft out of Oakland University. He played four seasons in the Blue Jays organization before joining the Tampa Bay Rays organization in 2009. Phillips pitched at the Triple-A level three different times for the Rays with Durham in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He has a career 31-21 minor league record with 57 saves and a 3.85 ERA.

The Patriots finally addressed their bullpen with the signing of Mosebach and Phillips today. 

Mosebach has an above average fast ball, and generates a lot of ground balls outs including double plays. He should be called on to get some tough outs.

Phillips could be the Patriots closer this year. He has 57 career minor league saves, more than any other pitcher on the Patriots roster.

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