The season isn't yet 24 hours old and the Phillies have made their first roster move. Earlier today, the Phillies claimed outfielder Ezequiel Carrera off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. Carrera will join the team in Atlanta in time for tomorrow night's game and assume the fifth outfielder spot vacated by Inciarte, who was designated for assignment. As a Rule 5 pick, Inciarte will return to the Diamondbacks if no other team claims him. Any team that does claim him has to keep him on their active roster for the duration of the season.
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Today's Quiz Answer: Both Inciarte and Lahey made the Phillies Opening Day rosters, only to be jettisoned prior to appearing in an actual game. Lahey suited up for the team's first four games back in 2008, but never appeared in a game. I wrote about Lahey back in this post.
Along with his unofficial Chachi card, Inciarte received an official Phillies card within the team-issued postcard set. And it's worth noting that Carrera becomes the only player on the team's current roster without a Phillies baseball card.
Here's the back of Inciarte's Chachi card:
Ender David Inciarte
Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 5'10" Weight: 162
Born: October 29, 1990, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Home: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Signed: Signed as an amateur free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks, May 25, 2008
Acquired: Selected by the Phillies in Rule 5 draft, December 6, 2012
Contract Status: Pre-arbitration eligible