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Phillies will reinforce September pitching staff with three new arms

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The Phillies will play 16 of their final 19 games at Citizens Bank Park beginning Tuesday, and they will attack the season’s final three weeks with an expanded bullpen. They added 5-foot-9 lefthander Zac Curtis on a Monday waiver claim. They will purchase the contracts of two righthanders, Victor Arano and Henderson Alvarez, on Tuesday.

A source confirmed a report that Arano and Alvarez will be added to the roster.

Arano, 22, is the most intriguing addition. He emerged as a strong relief prospect in 2016 when he transitioned to the bullpen, struck out 30 percent of the batters he faced and posted a 2.