Thursday, December 18, 2014

Opening night roster announced

This is anticlimactic after a final week of spring training loaded with decisions and human drama, but here is the Phillies’ 25-man roster to begin the season. It includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, seven infielders and four outfielders. Miguel Cairo is in, for now. Pitchers: Right-handers Joe Blanton, Clay Condrey, Chad Durbin, Brad Lidge, Ryan Madson, Brett Myers and Chan Ho Park and left-handers Scott Eyre, Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ, Jamie Moyer and Jack Taschner. Catchers: Chris Coste and Carlos Ruiz. Infielders: Eric Bruntlett, Cairo, Greg Dobbs, Pedro Feliz, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley. Outfielders: Raul Ibanez, Matt Stairs, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth.

Opening night roster announced

Infielder Miguel Cairo has been named to the Phillies´ 25-man roster for Opening Day. (Eric Mencher / Staff Photographer)
Infielder Miguel Cairo has been named to the Phillies' 25-man roster for Opening Day. (Eric Mencher / Staff Photographer)

This is anticlimactic after a final week of spring training loaded with decisions and human drama, but here is the Phillies’ 25-man roster to begin the season. It includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, seven infielders and four outfielders.  Miguel Cairo is in, for now.

Pitchers: Right-handers Joe Blanton, Clay Condrey, Chad Durbin, Brad Lidge, Ryan Madson, Brett Myers and Chan Ho Park and left-handers Scott Eyre, Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ, Jamie Moyer and Jack Taschner.

Catchers: Chris Coste and Carlos Ruiz.

Infielders: Eric Bruntlett, Cairo, Greg Dobbs, Pedro Feliz, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley.

Outfielders: Raul Ibanez, Matt Stairs, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth.
 

Who would you rather have coming off the bench?
Miguel Cairo
 
  121 (18.1%)
Gary Sheffield
 
  138 (20.6%)
Andruw Jones
 
  72 (10.7%)
Nomar Garciaparra
 
  184 (27.5%)
Ty Wigginton
 
  155 (23.1%)
Total votes = 670
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