The Phils have added Justin DeFratus, Freddy Galvis, Harold Garcia, Cesar Hernandez, and Matt Rizzotti to the 40 man roster, thus protecting them from potential exposure in the Rule 5 draft.
Notably left off: Joe Savery, D’Arby Myers and Chris Kissock.
The Phils have also invited several non roster players to Spring Training. They are as follows: Josh Barfield, Eddie Bonine, Tagg Bozied, Ryan Feireabend, Erik Kratz, Jeff Larish, Dan Meyer, Matt Miller, Brandon Moss, Pete Orr, Juan Perez, and Dane Sardinha. Some brief comments on those players who are new to the organization and weren’t previously mentioned over the past week or two…
Josh Barfield, is soon to be 28, and was the Padres 4th round selection in the 2001 draft. After spending the first several years of his career in the Padres organization, he was traded to Cleveland where he spent the last three seasons. Barfield has over 1000 major league AB’s, and has a major league line of .264/.295/.375 with 16 HR 112 RBI and decent speed. Barfield plays both 2B and 3B and spent most of last season at AAA Portland hitting .294/.325/.400 in 265 AB’s, with 5 HR and 36 RBI to go along with 4 SB’s.
Ryan Feierabend, 25, is a LHP that was drafted by Seattle in the 3rd round of the 2003 draft. After missing 2009 following TOmmy John Surgery, Feireabend spent 2010 across three levels of the Seattle system, throwing over 120 innings as a starter.
Brandon Moss, 27, is an OF, originally drafted by the Red Sox in 2002. Moss has seen major league time in 4 separate seasons, most recently with the Pirates last year. Moss spent most of 2010 with Indianapolis (AAA) in the Pirates organization, hitting .266/.330/.470 with 22 HR and 96 RBI in 500 AB’s to go along with 12 stolen bases.
Juan Perez, 32, is a LHP who threw in the Dodgers organization last season. Perez was 4-3 with a 2.96 ERA at AAA Albuquereque, appearing in 45 games, all in relief. Perez had a solid 1.27 WHIP in his 45.2 innings of work. Perez also saw some major league time with the Pirates in 2006 and 2007.
Matt Miller, OF, soon to be 28, was the Rockies 13th round pick in the 2004 draft. He spent last season at AAA Colorado Springs, hitting .325/.404/.436 in 507 AB’s with 10 HR and 81 RBI. Miller has spent his entire career in the Rockies system and has hit .313 working his way through the system.