Monday, August 3, 2015

Orr wins final roster spot; Rollins to bat third

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.

Orr wins final roster spot; Rollins to bat third

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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:

CATCHERS (2)
Carlos Ruiz
Brian Schneider

INFIELDERS (7)
Ryan Howard
Wilson Valdez
Jimmy Rollins
Placido Polanco
Ross Gload
Michael Martinez
Pete Orr

How will this Phillies season turn out?
A parade down Broad Street
A playoff run but no series title
They finish on the disabled list; no playoffs

OUTFIELDERS (4)
Raul Ibanez
Shane Victorino
Ben Francisco
John Mayberry Jr.

STARTERS (5)
Roy Halladay
Cliff Lee
Roy Oswalt
Cole Hamels
Joe Blanton

RELIEVERS (7)
Jose Contreras
Ryan Madson
J.C. Romero
Danys Baez
Antonio Bastardo
David Herndon
Kyle Kendrick

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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