The Phillies have altered their opening day roster for the first time this regular season, optioning right-handed reliever Edubray Ramos to Triple A Lehigh Valley.
A corresponding roster move will be made prior to Friday's game in Miami against a Marlins team that was outscored 21-1 by the Reds the last three days.
The activation of Roman Quinn is a possibility but seems more likely to occur next week. The promotion of another reliever would fit with the Phillies' preference to carry eight relievers.
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• Victor Arano, who has pitched four scoreless innings at Triple A, allowing one baserunner and striking out seven.
• Edgar Garcia, an interesting right-handed relief prospect with a good slider.
• Lefties James Pazos and Austin Davis, who are both at Triple A.
All four are on the Phillies' 40-man roster.
We'll see tomorrow.
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