Phillies Trim Roster to 28 Players
The Phillies have optioned outfielder Kyle Garlick and right-handed reliever Enyel De Los Santos to their satellite site at Lehigh Valley.
The MLB initially had a rule in place for teams to cut their roster to 26 two weeks from now, but decided to change that to 28 players and make Thursday the new deadline. The change came due to the fact that many teams have been experiencing postponed games due to COVID-19 breakouts.
Team rosters will now stay at 28 players for the rest of the regular season and postseason. The Phillies will move forward with 13 position players and 15 pitchers. For the simple minded baseball fans, that equals a 4-man bench and 10-man bullpen.
Speaking of the bullpen, things have been absolutely terrible. The group currently has a 9.18 ERA and .338 batting average against. We’re in trouble. Here’s the full list:
Adam Morgan (LHP)
Jose Alvarez (LHP)
Cole Irvin (LHP)
Austin Davis (LHP)
The Phillies are back at it today at 6:05pm against the Yankees. Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin will make his 2020 debut after dealing with back spasms. The Phillies will face Jordan Montgomery who is making his second start of the season after allowing just one run in 5 2/3 innings last Friday. Montgomery has never faced the Phillies in his 4-year MLB career.
Ring that bell, baby.