Roster Moves: Phillies continue to slim their roster, send three players to minor league camp
The Philadelphia Phillies reassigned three players to minor-league camp in a continuous effort to slim down their roster to 28 players by Opening Day.
C Donny Sands, RHP Nick Duron, and LHP Braeden Ogle have all been sent to minor-league camps. These three players never really had a chance to make the Opening Day roster, so it’s not a surprise to see their names being sent down.
Braeden Ogle was acquired right before last season’s trade deadline. He tallied a 0.00 ERA in 5 games this spring, allowing just 2 hits in 4.1 innings of work. Duron struggled on the mound, throwing a 15.43 ERA in just 2.1 innings of work. He allowed three hits, four earned runs and walked three batters.
Donny Sands was one of five catchers in the running for the backup catcher gig. Sands totaled 13 at-bats in 8 games this spring, hitting .154/.214/.154 and striking out twice. Garrett Stubbs has seen the most at-bats this spring other than JT, so it’s safe to say he’ll probably be the backup on Opening Day.
With just 8 days till Opening Day, roster moves and cuts are going to get interesting. You have young players like Mickey Moniak and Bryson Stott who deserve to make the team, but with that comes sending guys like Alec Bohm down to the minors, or even possibly trading him over the next week.
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Mandatory Credit: The Philadelphia Inquirer