By Sam Bush
The Phillies’ 60 names are due today by 4 p.m. ET today.
They’ll break camp with 30 players while another 30 will head to Allentown to train at Coca-Cola Park as part of a satellite roster.
Any three of those 30 reserves could be on road trips with the big-league team as part of a “taxi squad.”
Anyone can be removed from the initial 60-player pool, but it will require a legitimate transaction (trade, release, waiver claim, outright assignment, etc.). And, once removed, those players cannot return. So, there is an element of strategy to how teams form these pools.
Sounds like the #Phillies will bring everyone in their 60-player pool to Philadelphia and base their entire spring training 2.0 out of Citizens Bank Park.
They'd talked about an alternate camp in Lehigh Valley.
They'll likely have to utilize extra fields nearby to make it work.
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) June 26, 2020