PBR - Ali Modami spent more than four years with the Phillies as a batting-practice pitcher, but now he's taking aim at the organization and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. in a lawsuit.
Modami claims Amaro sullied his reputation and his possibility of landing another job with a major league club by telling team officials that he stole and sold Phillies memorabilia, according to the suit.
According to the suit, Modami found out about Amaro's comments from Jayson Werth and Davey Lopes.
The Phillies had no comment when approached by the Review on Tuesday morning.
Modami was with the Phillies from May 2007 until Oct. 11, 2011. Before joining the club he spent two seasons playing in the independent leagues - in 62 career games he hit .255 with one homer and 25 RBIs.