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As a youngster, Tyson Gillies once flushed his hearing aids down the toilet because he feared being teased in school. Now 21 and a top Phillies prospect, Gillies laughs at the insecurities of childhood. Gillies was one of three players to join the organization from the Mariners in the December trade that sent Cliff Lee to Seattle. Righthanders Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez also joined the Phillies.

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