Roster Moves: Phillies reassign four players to minor league camp
The Philadelphia Phillies reassigned a handful of other prospects today, slimming their Spring Training roster down to just above 40 total players ahead of Opening Day on April 8th.
C Edgar Cabral, RHP Joe Gatto, OF Justin Williams, and C Austin Wynns will all be reassigned to minor league camp. If you aren’t familiar with any of the names on this report, that’s perfectly fine. None of them really stood a chance of making the major league roster anyways.
Justin Williams was the only player that was seeing any real playing time this Spring. The left fielder had a total of 11 at-bats, where he slashed a line of .364/.417/.455. Edgar Cabral saw just four at-bats, hitting 2 RBIs with a .500/.500/.500 line.
Joe Gatto threw in just three games this spring, racking up a 9.00 ERA. He allowed two hits in three innings pitched, with one HR allowed and three walks. Gatto tallied a 1.67 WHIP down in Clearwater with the team.
It looks like the Phillies roster now sits at 41 players (including a couple on the injury list) after Monday’s roster moves. The Phillies still have to send 13 additional players down to the minor leagues, due to the 28-person limit for the regular-season roster. At this point, you can expect most of the upcoming assignments to be pitchers.
The final moves are going to be interesting. Young players like Mickey Moniak and Bryson Stott have cemented themselves in the middle of position battles this Spring, making roster decisions for Joe Girardi and the rest of the Phillies organization even more difficult.
The Phillies got the win today thanks to home runs from Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber. They will square off with the New York Yankees tomorrow at 1:05 EST. The game will not be broadcasted on NBC Sports Philadelphia, but maybe we’ll be able to catch it on MLB.TV.
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