Phillies announce opening day roster

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Lefthander Mario Hollands, among the surprises of the spring, has earned a spot in the Phillies bullpen. The Phillies announced their opening day roster, which includes 12 pitchers and five bench players.

Hollands had a 3.09 ERA in 11 2/3 spring training innings. The 25-year-old graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara, spent last season at Clearwater and Reading.

Below is the Phillies opening day roster.


Pitchers (12): Right-handers A.J. Burnett, Justin De Fratus, Roberto Hernandez, Kyle Kendrick, Brad Lincoln, Jeff Manship, Jonathan Papelbon and B.J. Rosenberg and left-handers Antonio Bastardo, Jake Diekman, Mario Hollands and Cliff Lee.


Catchers (2): Wil Nieves and Carlos Ruiz.


Infielders (6): Cody Asche, Cesar Hernandez, Ryan Howard, Jayson Nix, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley.


Outfielders (5): Domonic Brown, Marlon Byrd, Tony Gwynn Jr., John Mayberry Jr. and Ben Revere.