Saturday, February 25, 2012

Where the Ex-Phillies Are - A.L. East

2003 Upper Deck 40-Man #668, #677, #681 and #682
The folks sitting in Section 36 are in for a treat this year, as the Red Sox have decided to stage a mini-reunion of Phillies from the early '00s.  Sadly, the Sox tried to recruit Jose Mesa, Amaury Telemaco and Robert Person, but those pitchers respectfully declined.  Here are the ex-Phillies in camp this spring with the A.L. East teams.

Baltimore Orioles
Bench Coach John Russell (1984-1988), Outfielder Endy Chavez (2005)

Dane Sardinha (2010-2011) had been tentatively signed by the Orioles, but the catcher failed his physical this week and was uninvited from Spring Training.

Boston Red Sox
Infielder Nick Punto (2001-2003), Pitchers Brandon Duckworth* (2001-2003), Vicente Padilla* (2000-2005) and Carlos Silva* (2002-2003)

New York Yankees
Pitcher Freddy Garcia (2007), Infielder Russell Branyan* (2007), Outfielder Raul Ibanez (2009-2011)

Tampa Bay Rays
Third Base Coach Tom Foley (1985-1986)

Toronto Blue Jays
Hitting Coach Dwayne Murphy (1989), First Base Coach Torey Lovullo (1999), Outfielder Ben Francisco (2009-2011), Pitchers Andrew Carpenter* (2008-2010) and Nelson Figueroa* (2001; 2010), Infielder Brian Bocock* (2010)

*Non-Roster Invitee

Where the Ex-Phillies Are


Section 36 said...

It's too bad too. We could have used Mesa in the pen. I hope you'll be there to welcome them all back when the Sox come to Philly.

Jim said...

I'll be there. I think I'm going to at least the games on Friday and Saturday. Need to scout for October.