The Phillies just announced their Opening Day roster. It was pretty much set, except for the final bullpen spot, which will go to lefty Joe Savery, capping an amazing comeback story for the starter-turned-first-baseman-turned-reliever.
Here it is:
STARTERS (5): Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Vance Worley, Joe Blanton
RELIEVERS (7): Jonathan Papelbon, Mike Stutes, Antonio Bastardo, Chad Qualls, David Herndon, Joe Savery, Kyle Kendrick
OUTFIELDERS (5): Juan Pierre, Shane Victorino, Hunter Pence, John Mayberry Jr., Laynce Nix
INFIELDERS (6): Jimmy Rollins, Placido Polanco, Ty Wigginton, Jim Thome, Freddy Galvis, Pete Orr
CATCHERS (2): Carlos Ruiz, Brian Schneider
Outfielder Scott Podsednik and lefty reliever Raul Valdes were assigned to the minor leagues. Starting the season on the disabled list will be Jose Contreras, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Michael Martinez.