Phillies Finalize Opening Day Roster

The team purchased the contract of Pete Orr.

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The Phillies finalized their Opening Day roster after their last exhibition game on Wednesday, purchasing the contract of Pete Orr and reassigning infielder Delwyn Young and catcher Erik Kratz to the minor leagues.

After coming up short in the NLCS last seasonm the Phils traded to bring back pitcher Cliff Lee, who led them to the NL pennant in 2009.

He'll team with Roy Halladay in what is proabably the game's best rotation.

"I think we're all anxious, more so to get back to the postseason," said Halladay, who will start Friday's opener against the Houston Astros. "Opening day is just the start of it. Crazy things happen in baseball. It obviously takes a lot, and just because you have certain names on paper, it doesn't guarantee you anything."

The Phillies also placed second baseman Chase Utley and closer Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list, along with infielder Brian Bocock, outfielder Domonic Brown and pitcher Brian Schlitter.

"If we all go out and do our jobs the way we're supposed to and are able to stay healthy, we like our chances," Halladay said. "But I don't think any teams are going to go running from us just
because of the guys that we have on our roster."

Here's the roster:

Infielders: Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Placido Polanco, Michael Martinez, Pete Orr, Wilson Valdez
Outfielders: Ben Francisco, Ross Gload, Raul Ibanez, John Mayberry, Shane Victorino
Catchers: Carlos Ruiz, Brian Schneider
Pitchers: Danys Baez, Antonio Bastardo, Joe Blanton, Jose Contreras, Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, David Herndon, Kyle Kendrick, Cliff Lee, Ryan Madson, Roy Oswalt, J.C. Romero
 

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