Phillies announce initial 60-man player pool for summer camp
By Matt Rappa
The Phillies have announced their initial 60-man player pool
Following Sunday’s 4 p.m. deadline, the Philadelphia Phillies have announced their initial 60-man player pool for 2020 summer camp, or “spring training 2.0”; players will report to Citizens Bank Park this week.
While up to 60 players could have been part of the initial pool, the Phillies only added 53. Among the invites includes top prospects third baseman Alec Bohm and right-handed pitcher Spencer Howard.
The full list of 53 players is as follows, which includes 31 pitchers, three catchers, 10 infielders and nine outfielders:
- Right-handed pitchers: Víctor Arano, Jake Arrieta, Connor Brogdon, Enyel De Los Santos, Zach Eflin, Édgar García, Deolis Guerra, Spencer Howard, Tommy Hunter, Trevor Kelley, Mauricio Llovera, Reggie McClain, Héctor Neris, Aaron Nola, Bud Norris, Blake Parker, Nick Pivetta, Ramón Rosso, Addison Russ, Connor Seabold, Robert Stock, Vince Velasquez and Zack Wheeler.
- Left-handed pitchers: José Alvarez, Garrett Cleavinger, Cole Irvin, Damon Jones, Francisco Liriano, Adam Morgan, JoJo Romero and Ranger Suárez.
- Catchers: Deivy Grullón, Andrew Knapp and J.T. Realmuto.
- Infielders: Alec Bohm, Logan Forsythe, Phil Gosselin, Didi Gregorius, Josh Harrison, Rhys Hoskins, Scott Kingery, Jean Segura, Ronald Torreyes and Neil Walker.
- Outfielders: Jay Bruce, Kyle Garlick, Bryce Harper, Adam Haseley, Mikie Mahtook, Nick Martini, Andrew McCutchen, Roman Quinn and Nick Williams.
Phillies on the 40-man roster who were not included in the pool include infielder Arqiumedes Gamboa; southpaws Christopher Sanchez and Austin Davis; and right-hander Adonis Medina. Notable non-40-man exclusions include outfielder Odubel Herrera, as well as prospects Mickey Moniak and J.D. Hammer.
Right-handed reliever Seranthony Domínguez is not on the list, as he has been placed on the 60-day injured list with a right elbow injury, joining fellow right-hander David Robertson.
As the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Scott Lauber notes, the 56 players donned red pinstripes last season.
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Any player the Phillies wish to have participate in either summer camp or the 60-game regular season must be included in the pool.
Once summer camp concludes, any player not named to the active roster must report to the Phillies’ alternate training site, which has been reported to likely be Lehigh Valley. Three of these players from the alternate training site may travel with the Phillies for any road games as the “taxi squad.” To add any minor-league player in their pool to their active roster, they would still need to be added to the 40-man roster.
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If the Phillies wish to add a player to the pool down the line — to either its active roster or alternate training site — they must first remove a current player from the pool via any of the below transactions:
Forty-man roster players (*non-40-man) may be removed from the pool by either:
- an approved trade*
- waiver claim
- return of Rule 5 selection
- outright assignment
- designation for assignment
- placement on the 60-day Injured List
- placement on the COVID-19 Related Injured List*
- placement on the Suspended List (by Club), Military*, Voluntarily Retired*, Restricted*, Disqualified*, or Ineligible Lists*.
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Having seven spots open in their player pool provides the Phillies flexibility to add through free agency without having to do any of the above transactions.
Only players included in the player pool, players on the Major League 60-day injured list, or players otherwise approved by MLB are permitted to facilities or engage in club-organized baseball activities.