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Phegley trying to prove he's a big league catcher

Phegley trying to prove he's a big league catcher

Phegley trying to prove he's a big league catcher

CHICAGO -- The regular playing time given to Josh Phegley since his arrival in early July should be viewed as the White Sox gauging his ability to handle the everyday catching duties.

Phegley, who entered Monday's series opener against Detroit hitting .278 with three homers and 10 RBIs, doesn't view these next few months as a pure audition.

"It's more of they gave me the opportunity to play for the White Sox this year," Phegley said. "Just proving them right every day and I guess giving them confidence in me that they made the right decision to bring me up."

Phegley caught veteran Jake Peavy for the first time in a big league game Saturday and received rave reviews from the hurler.

"He wants to win. He's all in on the game plan," said Peavy. "He's all in on doing what he can do to help the ballclub win. I think the sky is the limit for what he can be here."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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