Looking to boost a flimsy offense, Phillies give Jorge Alfaro a shot at first

Jim Salisbury | CSNPhilly.com
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

SAN FRANCISCO Jorge Alfaro has been sneaking in a few ground balls during pregame workouts with the Phillies lately. Alfaro, pegged as the Phillies' catcher of the future ever since the team acquired him from Texas in the Cole Hamels trade two years ago, got the start at first base Saturday night against the San Francisco Giants. With the Phillies averaging just 2.8 runs per game while losing all but one of their last nine games, manager Pete Mackanin was looking to spark the offense.

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