In total, seven players were moved out of big league camp today leaving just 27 players. Two more moves will be made before the deadline to accomplish such things. One is almost assuredly Jim Henderson who will either open on the disabled list or end up optioned to the minors as he continues to come back from shoulder surgery. The other move will be either the return of non-roster invitee Elian Herrera to the minor league side or the optioning of Logan Schafer.
Doug Melvin told the media recently that he expected to finalize the 25-man roster with players already in camp. That speaks to no trades currently percolating. If that’s the case, the roster appears basically set with just the formal decision to be made on Herrera.
If things shake out as they currently appear, *UPDATE* This is how the roster breaks down:
Starting Pitchers (5): Lohse, Garza, Peralta, Fiers, Nelson
Relief Pitchers (7): Rodriguez, Broxton, Smith, Jeffress, Cotts, Thornburg, Blazek
Catchers (2): Lucroy, Maldonado
Infielders (6): Lind, Gennett, Segura, Ramirez, H. Gomez, Jimenez
Outfielders (5): Davis, C. Gomez, Braun, Parra, Schafer
Ron Roenicke’s lineup today carried the flavor of one we could see on Opening Day as well (with the obvious exception of the choice for pitcher). Here’s what it’ll probably look like.
- Carlos Gomez – CF
- Jonathan Lucroy – C
- Ryan Braun – RF
- Aramis Ramirez – 3B
- Adam Lind – 1B
- Khris Davis – LF
- Scooter Gennett – 2B
- Jean Segura – SS
- Pitcher McThrowballs – P