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Phillies want to have a versatile spring training

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Gabe Kapler oversaw the Dodgers’ farm system for three seasons, helping to guide the stars of last season’s National League champs to the big leagues. But as Kapler prepares for his first spring training as Phillies manager, it is a Dodgers utility player who is on his mind.

“Think about it like this,” Kapler said. “We don’t know who the next Chris Taylor is. We don’t know who our version of Chris Taylor is going to be. So we’d be foolish to not see if we can sort of get everyone thinking like that especially when we have talented, athletic dudes, young dudes like we do.