The Phillies used four of their five available spots on the 40-man roster to protect pitchers from next month’s Rule 5 Draft.
The Phillies swapped lower level minor league players with the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
Juan Castro will move from being the Phillies minor league infield coordinator to serving as their major league infield coach under Joe Girardi.
The Phillies outrighted five players and declined team options on three others to get their roster under the 40-man limit.
The Phillies made a number of roster moves including reinstating Odubel Herrera from the Restricted List.
The Phillies have reportedly lost infield coach Bobby Dickerson to the Padres where he will serve as Jayce Tingler’s bench coach.
The Phillies will be spending a lot of time looking for bullpen help this offseason. The first move came in the form of a waiver claim of a hard-throwing right-hander.
The Phillies filled one of two key spots on their coaching staff for 2020 with the hiring of former Reds manager Bryan Price to be their pitching coach.
The Phillies exposed new manager Joe Girardi to the Philadelphia media on Monday and the new guy came across very well.
Three players who were outrighted off of the Phillies roster in 2019 elected to become free agents.