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The Phillies announced this morning they have reassigned right-hander Ehren Wasserman and infielder Andy Tracy to Minor League camp.
That basically seals the Phillies’ bullpen, which I explained yesterday.
An update: The Phillies have just seven healthy relief pitchers in camp for seven bullpen jobs: right-handers Danys Baez, Jose Contreras, Chad Durbin, David Herndon and Ryan Madson, and left-handers Antonio Bastardo and Mike Zagurski.
Zagurski has pitched just once this spring and is not scheduled to pitch in a Grapefruit League game through March 27. He is listed as a backup, meaning he will pitch if a pitcher is knocked out early or the game goes into extra innings. Brad Lidge and J.C. Romero are expected to open the season on the DL. They would not be eligible to pitch until April 10 in Houston.
The Phillies maintain they are not looking for outside help, which means the Opening Day bullpen could be Baez, Contreras, Durbin, Herndon, Madson, Bastardo and the loser for the fifth starter’s job — Kyle Kendrick or Jamie Moyer.
The Phillies announced today they had invited 13 more non-roster invitees to Spring Training:
- Phillippe Aumont, RHP. Acquired in the Cliff Lee trade, Aumont split last season between Single-A High Desert and Double-A West Tennessee, where he went a combined 2-6 with a 3.88 ERA, 16 saves and 59 strikeouts in 51 innings (44 games).
- Domonic Brown, OF. The organization’s top prospect.
- Ozzie Chavez, INF. He hit .259 with 34 RBIs last season with Double-A Reading.
- Freddy Galvis, SS. Galvis hit .247 with 15 RBIs in 63 games at Single-A Clearwater. He missed time in May because of a fractured right ring finger. He finished the season with Reading.
- Tyson Gillies, OF. Gillies also arrived from Seattle in the Lee trade. He hit .341 with 50 extra-base hits and 42 RBIs in 124 games for High Desert. He led all Mariners Minor Leaguers with 44 stolen bases.
- Tuffy Gosewisch, C. He hit .235 with 21 RBIs in 76 games with Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Kevin Nelson, C. Nelson spent most of last season with Reading. He set career highs in games (53), hits (40), home runs (9) and RBIs (27).
- B.J. Rosenberg, RHP. He pitched for Single-A Lakewood and Reading. He went 7-2 with a 0.89 ERA and 19 saves in 37 appearances for Lakewood, earning South Atlantic League All-Star honors.
- Dane Sardinha, C. Split last season between Triple-A Toledo and the Detroit Tigers. He hit .097 with three RBIs in 12 games for the Tigers.
- Joe Savery, LHP. The Phillies’ first-round pick in 2007 went 16-6 with a 4.40 ERA in 28 games (27 starts) with Reading and Lehigh Valley.
- John Suomi, C. Spent last season in Kansas City’s Minor League system. In 60 games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha, he hit .246 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs.
- Ryan Vogelsong, RHP. Vogelsong, 32, has not pitched professionally in the United States since 2006. He spent the past three years pitching in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers (2007-08) and Orix Buffaloes (2009).
- Ehren Wasserman, RHP. He went 7-3 with a 3.68 ERA in 43 appearances last season with Triple-A Charlotte. In the big leagues, he is 2-3 with a 5.06 ERA in 57 games with the White Sox (2007-08).