UPDATE (5:53 p.m.): Minutes after I write this, the roster is officially announced. It is as posted below. In addition, Paul Hoover, Danys Baez, David Herndon, Kyle Kendrick and Jamie Moyer will travel with the team. Brian Bocock and Vance Worley were sent to Fall Instructional League in Clearwater to stay sharp. John Mayberry Jr. reported to the Arizona Fall League.
The Phillies do not have to officially send their roster for the Division Series to the Commissioner's Office until 10 a.m. Wednesday. They chose not to announce a roster Tuesday for strategy purposes, but indications are the team will take just 10 pitchers in favor of an extra bench player.
That means Kyle Kendrick, Danys Baez and David Herndon -- three pitchers who spent the entire season with the Phillies -- will not be on the 25-man Division Series roster.
Instead, both Greg Dobbs and Domonic Brown are on. For Dobbs, it serves as vindication on some level. He was twice designated for assignment this season, cleared waivers both times, and played in the minors.
"I had to trust my talent," Dobbs said.
For Brown, it's the start of something big. He will likely be the starting right fielder in 2011, but has seen limited time in 2010. He was hampered by a strained right quadriceps for much of September. But in the final week of the season, he played some and showed he was healthy.
"It's great, man," Brown said.
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