This is the courtesy thread for comments and discussion about the Phillies and other BASEBALL topics.
Okay, listen up.
Here come some rule changes.
Due to the lockout, the late start to spring training, and the delayed start of the regular season, MLB and the MLBPA agreed to several rule changes and modifications at the start of the season.
The 13-pitcher limit was suspended again and teams were allowed to carry as many pitchers as they wanted on a temporary 28-man roster. In addition, the ghost runner in extra-innings was agreed upon for 2022 only, 7-inning doubleheaders were discarded, option restrictions (which had been limited to 5 times in one season) were relaxed, and the 15-day IL was shortened to a 10-day IL.
Starting May 2nd, teams will have to cut their rosters to 26 players but have the option of carrying 13 or 14 pitchers. This will remain in effect until May 29th when the 13 pitcher limit will be in force. There was no mention of any additional delay regarding options or the IL, so the initial assumption is that they were not extended and will go into effect on May 2nd as originally agreed. We’ll see.
So, what does that mean for the Phillies? If they carry 14 pitchers, they have a 3-man bench. If 13 pitchers, a 4-man bench. I would assume that Stubbs and Camargo are locks. With Harper tying up the DH for the foreseeable future, who are your one or two remaining options for the bench. In either case, I think Quinn is retained. Vierling can be optioned, Quinn would have to be DFA-ed. And, Vierling’s not hitting right now anyway. Of course, if the Phils opt to go with a 13-man pitching staff, both are safe and 2 pitchers would go down.
(Okay, after I wrote all this on Saturday, Matt Gelb tweeted that the Phillies have optioned Cristopher Sanchez and Damon Johnson. So, if he’s right, that’ll be an 8-man bullpen and a 4-man bench. Note, the transactions haven’t been posted but I included them below.)
The Draft Discussion will launch this Monday night.
- July 15-19, 2022: All-Star Week in Los Angeles
- July 17-19, 2022: MLB Draft
- August 2, 2022: Trade Deadline (6 p.m. ET)
- October 5, 2022: Final scheduled day of the regular season
LHP Jose Acuna placed on the 60-day IL
Lehigh Valley placed RHP Tyler Phillips on the 60-day IL
Jersey Shore placed LHP Spencer Van Scoyoc on the 60-day IL
Clearwater placed CF Jefferson Encarnacion on the 60-day IL
Clearwater placed OF Jordan Viars on the 7-day IL
5/01/2022 – Phillies optioned Cristopher Sanchez to Lehigh Valley
5/01/2022 – Phillies optioned Damon Jones to Lehigh Valley
4/30/2022 – LHP Jordan Fowler assigned to Clearwater
4/27/2022 – RHP Aidan Anderson assigned to Jersey Shore from Clearwater
4/27/2022 – Clearwater activated RHP Konnor Ash from the 7-day IL
4/26/2022 – Phillies optioned LHP Bailey Falter to Lehigh Valley
4/26/2022 – Phillies recalled LHP Damon Jones from Lehigh Valley
4/26/2026 – Lehigh Valley released SS Ronald Torreyes
4/26/2022 – Reading activated 1B Aldrem Corredor
4/26/2022 – Reading placed CF Simon Muzziotti on the 7-day IL retroactive to 4/24
4/26/2022 – Reading activated LHP Nick Lackney
4/26/2022 – Jersey Shore transferred RHP Cristian Hernandez to the Development List
4/26/2022 – Clearwater activated LHP Jordi Martinez from the 7-day IL
4/25/2022 – Phillies transferred LHP Ryan Sherriff from the 10- to the 60-day IL, shoulder strain
4/25/2022 – Phillies optioned SS Bryson Stott to Lehigh Valley
4/25/2022 – Phillies selected the contract of CF Roman Quinn from Lehigh Valley
4/25/2022 – CF Jefferson Encarnacion assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
4/25/2022 – Clearwater placed LHP Corey Phelan on the 60-day IL
4/25/2022 – Clearwater placed C Rickardo Perez on the 60-day IL
4/24/2022 – 1B Rixon Wingrove assigned to FCL Phillies from Clearwater
4/20/2022 – LHP Corey Phelan assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
4/17/2022 – Lehigh Valley placed SS Dalton Guthrie on the 7-day IL
4/08/2022 – Reading placed RHP Trevor Bettencourt on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Reading placed LHP Taylor Lehman on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Reading placed RHP Joel Cesar on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Reading placed LF Josh Stephen on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Reading placed RHP Blake Brown on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Jersey Shore placed RHP Albertus Barber on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Jersey Shore placed RHP Chase Antle on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Jersey Shore placed LHP Keylan Killgore on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Jersey Shore placed RHP Brett Schulze on the 7-day IL
4/08/2022 – Jersey Shore placed RHP Tom Sutera on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – LHP Spencer Van Scoyoc assigned to Jersey Shore from Clearwater
4/08/2022 – Clearwater placed LHP Jordi Martinez on the 7-day IL
4/08/2022 – Clearwater placed LHP Samuel Aldegheri on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Clearwater placed RHP Eduar Segovia on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Clearwater placed RHP Sam Jacobsak on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Clearwater placed RHP Nicoly Pina on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – Clearwater placed RHP Starlyn Castillo on the 60-day IL
4/08/2022 – OF Jordan Viars assigned to Clearwater from FCL Phillies
4/07/2022 – Phillies signed RHP Austin Ross
4/06/2022 – RHP Tyler Carr assigned to FCL Phillies from Reading
4/05/2022 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Cam Bedrosian on the 7-day IL
4/05/2022 – RHP Konnor Ash assigned to Clearwater
4/01/2022 – RHP Mark Potter assigned to FCL Phillies from Jersey Shore