Phillies Announce Opening Day Roster

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sat, March 29, 2014 11:43 AM | Comments: 18
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(Hollands makes the roster. Photo: Jay Floyd)

Here is a look at the Phillies Opening Day roster, complete with a few surprises:

-Cliff Lee
-Kyle Kendrick
-A.J. Burnett
-Roberto Hernandez
-Jeff Manship
-Jonathan Papelbon
-Justin De Fratus
-Brad Lincoln
-B.J. Rosenberg
-Antonio Bastardo
-Jake Diekman
-Mario Hollands

-Carlos Ruiz
-Wil Nieves

-Cody Asche
-Cesar Hernandez
-Ryan Howard
-Jayson Nix
-Jimmy Rollins
-Chase Utley

-Domonic Brown
-Marlon Byrd
-Tony Gwynn, Jr.
-John Mayberry, Jr.
-Ben Revere

The Phillies have six players beginning the year on the DL:
-Mike Adams – recovering from right shoulder surgery (retroactive to March 26)
-Freddy Galvis – left knee infection (retroactive to March 21)
-Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez – right shoulder tendinitis (retroactive to March 21, transferred to 60-day DL)
-Cole Hamels – left biceps tendinitis (retroactive to March 21)
-Ethan Martin – right shoulder inflammation (retroactive to March 21)
-Darin Ruf – left oblique strain (retroactive to March 21)

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  • Posts: 8 Michael

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    I just hope they get rid of the right guys when Cole & Darin come back. You know….Mayberry…Manship. And what’s up with Jayson Nix? Does RAJ really have to sign every dispensable Y that’s out there?

    • Posts: 0 mike

      Manship was solid all spring. How do you figure he needs to go? He’s posted a 1.80 ERA and 16:2 K:BB ratio in 20 innings this spring.

      • Posts: 0 schmenkman

        Considering that Manship has a 6.81 career ERA in 116 innings in the majors, I don’t put as much stock in a very small sample of 20 innings against a mix of major and minor leaguers.

      • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

        Wow putting major stock in spring numbers

      • Posts: 0 mike

        Its not major stock. It’s called earning a shot. Not everyone is great every year. Some guys have a year where they excel. This could be his

  • Posts: 0 bacardipr

    Its possible that Manshp might of found something. I hope he does for the teams sake. His past records both in the minors and majors arent to encouraging to say the least. Hollands made the roster since Ethan is hurt. My guess he wont get too many innings. He also can be used for multiple innings in the likely event Manship gets knocked around. Kind of joke there but…

    • Posts: 0 Jim

      …might “have” found…
      It’s going to be a long season for the Phils.

  • Posts: 5400 Lefty

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    My guess is that Nix and Mayberry are still here temporarily due to injuries. I think that Ruf and Freddy have done enough over the years to earn those spots with the team. I hope they will be brought back over Nix/Mayberry when they are ready and able.

    I am extremely happy that Hernandez made the team. I have high hopes for his sweet swing, versatility, and athleticism.

    But I think they may have taken an unfortunate gamble with Fransden that he wouldn’t walk away from the 900,000. I think they were hoping he would just accept a demotion- not wanting to give up the money- and then they could bring him back if/when they wanted. Clearly his agency did a heck of a job, and the gamble backfired. Oh well, I wish him the best except for 19 games this season.

  • Posts: 2896 Chuck A.

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    Again….. What is wrong with acquiring Jayson Nix? …. Let’s break it down…

    *Freddy Galvis is on the DL.
    *Kevin Frandsen, while a decent PH, basically sucks in the field and is limited (no SS).
    *Reid Brignac?? Please.

    For those that are questioning Nix coming here, I have a basic question for you –
    Just who else would you have chosen?

    Look….I’ve been questioning a lot of Amaro’s move lately (a departure from my previous position a few years back)…. But this is one move that I just can’t find much fault with.

  • Posts: 0 chris

    Diekman blows as does bj.
    I’m tired of them giving the same old sorry pitchers chance after chance

    • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

      Actually I like both of those guys they’re young and still learning and they both have rocket arms, in good with giving them more chances

    • Posts: 0 reno

      come on?diekman throws 99 fastball.

  • Posts: 0 Barry

    Diekman a same old sorry pitcher???? Are you kidding me? He’s got a 99 mph fastball, and he WILL be our next closer. Book it. Watch the games.

  • Posts: 0 Zak

    Looks like a sub .500 team

    • Posts: 1 Phil

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      Looks like a last place team.

      • Posts: 0 wbramh

        But a well-balanced last place team in that they have grave weaknesses everywhere but food concessions.

  • Posts: 0 ballparkbob

    Is it wishful thinking that your link for Tony Gwynn Jr goes to Tony Gwynn Sr?

    • Posts: 0 Adam

      Lol thought the same

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