August 10, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (6), second baseman Chase Utley (26) and shortstop Jimmy Rollins (11) applaud former Phillies teammate Mike Lieberthal (not pictured) who was inducted into the Phillies

Phillies Finalize Opening Day Roster

I woke up this morning, and had this great thought. We are only two days away from the Phillies 2013 campaign beginning  and one day from MLB opening night. This morning the Phils announced who the final spots on their roster would go to, rewarding Humberto Quintero, Ender Inciarte, and Phillippe Amount with MLB spots. This is according to Kevin Cooney of

Quintero will serve as Eric Kratz’s backup for the first 25 games, and then likely will be designated for assignment once Carlos Ruiz returns from his suspension. Ender Inciarte, who the Phillies selected in the Rule 5 draft, earned the Phillies fifth outfielder spot, but likely will only be on the roster until Delmon Young is able to return from injury. Phillippe Amount also makes the MLB roster as the final reliever, and with the type of stuff he has, he could long-term end up as a Ryan Madson type set-up man.

Rule 5 Draft-Pick Ender Inciarte  has made the MLB roster Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports





















The Phillies full opening day roster will looks as follows:


Eric Kratz

Humberto Quintero


Kevin Fransden

Freddy Galvis

Michael Young

Jimmy Rollins

Chase Utley

Ryan Howard


Domonic Brown

Laynce Nix

John Mayberry Jr.

Ben Revere

Ender Inciarte

Starting Pitchers:

Cole Hamels

Roy Halladay

Cliff Lee

Kyle Kendrick

John Lannan

Relief Pitchers:

Jeremy Horst

Phillippe Amount

Chad Durbin

Raul Valdes

Antonio Bastardo

Mike Adams

Jonathan Papelbon

15 Day Disabled List: 

Delmon Young (eligible to come off on April 6th)

Editors Note: Carlos Ruiz will be out for the first 25 games for failing a drug test, and will be placed on the Phillies restricted list



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