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Phillies make roster moves
In a series of roster adjustments, the Philadelphia Phillies have made significant moves to bolster their pitching lineup and prepare for the upcoming Major League Baseball season. 

Kaleb Ort, a right-handed pitcher, has been claimed off waivers from the Miami Marlins. To accommodate Ort on the 40-man roster, infielder Diego Castillo has been designated for assignment. Ort, aged 32, brings relief depth to the Phillies, having previously played with the Boston Red Sox and their triple-A affiliate, Worcester. His major league career includes 47 games, including two starts, with a record of 2-4 and a 6.27 ERA. 

Meanwhile, right-handed pitcher David Buchanan has signed a minor league contract with the Phillies and will be attending major league spring training as a non-roster invitee. Buchanan, aged 34, was previously selected by the Phillies in the seventh round of the 2010 MLB Draft. His past performances include 35 starts for Philadelphia, where he posted a 5.01 ERA. 

Adding to the roster adjustments, right-handed pitcher Andrew Bellatti and outfielder Simón Muzziotti have been outrighted to Lehigh Valley (AAA) but will attend major league spring training as non-roster invitees. These moves come after Bellatti was designated for assignment on February 6th and Muzziotti on February 7th. 

The announcements were made by Phillies President of Baseball Operations, David Dombrowski. 

In other news related to the team, outfielder Brandon Marsh underwent successful left knee arthroscopic debridement surgery on Friday in Philadelphia. The operation, performed by Dr. Steven Cohen, is expected to have Marsh back in action in three to four weeks, ensuring his readiness for opening day. 

Pitchers and catchers report to camp today in Clearwater, Fla. The first full squad workout is set for Monday.

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