Thursday, July 23, 2020

Phillies Set Opening Day Roster (Less One)

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BlueClaws #23
On Thursday afternoon, the Phillies released their 2020 Opening Day roster on their social media accounts, and most people were quick to point out the roster had only 29 names listed.  Phil Gosselin has also apparently made the team, and rightfully so, but another roster move is needed first in order to clear space for him.  There's a lot to digest here, and for the final time in 2020 here's the updated Camp Head Count.  (Until Gosselin is added, but you get the gist.)

Camp Head Count:  39 + 4 - 14 = 29.  First, Austin Davis (lhp), Tommy Hunter (rhp), Scott Kingery (2b) and Hector Neris (rhp) were reinstated from the Injured List.  Non-roster invitees Neil Walker (inf), Trevor Kelley (rhp) and Ramon Rosso (rhp) all made the team, having their contracts selected.  

By my unofficial math, and including Gosselin for now, that means the Phillies had to trim 14 from their active roster.  The following 14 players will presumably report to Lehigh Valley for the team's Taxi Squad:  Garrett Cleavinger (lhp), Edgar Garcia (rhp), Deivy Grullon (c), JoJo Romero (lhp), Nick Williams (of), along with former non-roster invitees Gosselin (inf), Mikie Mahtook (of), Nick Martini (of), Blake Parker (rhp), Damon Jones (lhp), Ronald Torreyes (inf), Connor Brogdon (rhp), Alec Bohm (inf) and Connor Seabold (rhp).

Also, Robert Stock (rhp) was designated for assignment as his spot on the 40-man roster was needed.  If Gosselin is in fact added, another spot on the 40-man roster will need to be opened up.

And finally, I noticed on the Phillies roster page on their website a few players who made the club have opted for lower uniform numbers.  Kyle Garlick (of) switched from #72 to #23, and Reggie McClain (rhp) switched from #60 to #39.


John Bateman said...

That's 4 Topps rookie cup hitters (Walker, Cutch, Bruce, Bryce) and one who should of been Hoskins.

Jim from Downingtown said...

All thise extra players and still only 2 catchers?

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