Tagged: 2011 Roster

The 2011 Phillies…

The Phils have finally announced their opening day roster…

The starting eight:

Ryan Howard – 1B

Wilson Valdez – 2B

Jimmy Rollins – SS

Placido Polanco – 3B

Raul Ibanez – LF

Shane Victorino – CF

Ben Francisco – RF

Carlos Ruiz – C


Brian Schneider – C

Michael Martinez – INF

Pete Orr – INF

Ross Gload – OF

John Mayberry, Jr. – OF

Starting Rotation:

Roy Halladay (Ace)

Cliff Lee

Roy Oswalt

Cole Hamels

Joe Blanton


Kyle Kendrick (Longman)

David Herndon

Danys Baez

Antonio Bastardo

J.C. Romero (Left-handed specialist)

Ryan Madson (8th Inning)

Jose Contreras (Closer)

Disabled List:

Chase Utley, Brad Lidge, Domonic Brown

The roster is, of course, subject to change during the season, especially with Lidge and Brown expected to be back, although Brown will more then likely be spending time at Lehigh Valley to get back his stroke and Lidge might also spend some time there to work on his arm before returning to the main team. As for Utley, no real idea when he’ll be back this year, if at all, because of his bum right knee, so I would not be surprised if the Phils make a trade for a second baseman by the trade deadline in August. The Phils should, hopefully, be able to manage without both Lidge and Utley, thanks to their starting rotation, and some comeback seasons from Howard, Rollins and Ibanez, especially Rollins, as he is in a contract year.

Go Phils!!!


Phils have released Luis Castillo, have decided to keep rule fiver Martin Martinez.

The Phils have recently announced that they have just released Luis Castillo, deciding not to keep the former Met. The Phils obviously did not see enough from Castillo to keep him as their regular second baseman while Chase Utley continue to recover from his injury. Which means that Wilson Valdez will be, for the time being, the Phils’ regular second baseman.

The Phils manager, Charlie Manuel, has also announced that he plan to keep Michael Martinez, whom the Phils have gotten from the Washington Nationals via last year’s Rule 5 draft. The rookie infielder will be with the team for the upcoming season.

Martinez’s staying was no surprised, since he did rather well during spring training. As for Castillo, the Phils obviously did not see anything from him to pick up his contract.

Looks like the roster for 2011 is almost fixed.