Phillies Shuffle Roster Ahead of Tuesday’s Game
The Phillies made a few changes to the roster ahead of Tuesday night's game against the San Francisco Giants. Prior to Monday's game, the Phillies sent starting pitcher Matt Moore, left-handed reliever Jose Alvarado, and infielder Ronald Torreyes to the injured list. Unofficially, it seems apparent the moves were due to COVID protocols.
The Phillies returned left-handers Damon Jones and Cristopher Sanchez to the Alternate Site. In their place, they summoned right-handed pitcher Ramon Rosso and left-handed pitcher Bailey Falter.
The Phillies also announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Rob Kaminsky. Kaminsky was a first round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013. He did not make the major leagues with the Cardinals, or with the Cleveland Indians, to whom he was sent in 2015 in exchange for former Phillies outfielder Brandon Moss.
Kaminsky re-signed with the Cardinals prior to the 2020. He ended up spending time at the Alternate Site, before making four appearances with the Cardinals. Kaminsky was 0-0 with a 1.93 earned run average with the Cardinals in 2020.
Kaminsky, pitcher Ranger Suarez, and outfielder Cornelius Randolph will be members of the Phillies Player Pool Roster, the Phillies announced. That means they will travel with the team on the road in case the club is in need of help due to COVID protocols.
The Phillies head to Colorado to face the Rockies for three games and St. Louis for four games after the series with the Giants concludes.