Posted by Jay Floyd, Wed, November 20, 2013 03:13 PM Comments: 6
It has been more than seven weeks since the Phillies began their off-season, but for one player that wrapped up the 2013 season with the club that missed the postseason for the second consecutive year, it’s barely been seven days. Catcher Cameron Rupp made his major league debut with the Phils in September, but unlike most of his teammates his baseball activity for the year hadn’t ended when the MLB schedule was completed.
The 25-year-old reported to big league spring training with the Phillies in February. His promotion to the majors in September resulted in his season lasting roughly a month longer than the minor league schedule does. By the completion of the Phils’ regular season, Rupp had already endured his lengthiest baseball year to date by more than eight weeks. Despite that, Rupp wanted more time on the field.
The University of Texas product had been a 3rd round draft choice in 2010 and played more than 100 games in a pro season just once since then, when he was behind the dish for 104 contests for Class A Advanced Clearwater in 2012. Continue reading Catcher Rupp Ready For More Challenges After Long 2013