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June 29, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Sox sign 44th rounder Kapstein, Cal State pitcher Phillips

SoxProspects.com has confirmed that the Red Sox have signed 44th round selection Zach Kapstein and undrafted free agent Matt Phillips out of Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Kapstein, the nephew of Red Sox Senior Advisor Jeremy Kapstein, is a 6'2" catcher that hit .603 with 5 home runs and 24 stolen bases in his senior season at Tiverton High School in Rhode Island. A gifted athlete who was also selected as an all-state running back, Kapstein has been assigned to the GCL Red Sox.

Phillips, a 22 year old left-hander, compiled a 6.04 ERA in 119.1 innings pitched in his three year career at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Primarily working as a reliever, Phillips struck out a career high 53 batters in 41 innings pitched this season. The 6'4" southpaw will report to the GCL Red Sox to begin his professional career.