The Phillies opening day roster is set. Pete Orr claims the 25th spot over Delwyn Young, who will go to triple-A Lehigh Valley. The bullpen stays status quo as Mike Stutes will begin in triple A too.
For your consumption:
How will this Phillies season turn out?
|A parade down Broad Street|
|| 291 (67.1%)
|A playoff run but no series title|
|| 103 (23.7%)
|They finish on the disabled list; no playoffs|
|| 40 (9.2%)
Total votes = 434
John Mayberry Jr.
Five players were placed on the disabled list: Chase Utley, Brad Lidge, Domonic Brown, Brian Schlitter and Brian Bocock.
The other news is interesting: Charlie Manuel said Jimmy Rollins will not bat leadoff Friday. Instead, he will bat third.
This will mark the first Opening Day Rollins has not batted leadoff since 2004. That season it was Marlon Byrd. Only one other time has Rollins not batted leadoff in his career and that was 2001 (Doug Glanville).
Read Thursday's Inquirer for more.
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