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Tyson Brummett, we hardly knew thee. Today the Phillies began clearing space on their 40-man roster, attempting to outright RHP Tyson Brummett, IF Pete Orr, and C Steven Lerud to AAA Lehigh Valley. Brummet did not make it through waivers and was claimed in the exchange by the Toronto Blue Jays, reports MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.
The Phillies will need to clear roster space for offseason moves. By removing Brummett, Orr, and Lerud, the Phillies stand at 37 players, in addition to four players on the 60-day disabled list. Having those players on the 60-day disabled list opened up roster space during the season, but they need to find their way back onto the 40-man roster this offseason.
Of the four injured players, Jose Contreras and Brian Schneider are good bets not to return. Their contracts are expiring and the Phillies have other, cheaper options. David Herndon and Michael Stutes will need to be added to the roster. The rules give the Phillies until November 20th to ad...
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Earlier this afternoon, the Phils have announced that they had outrighted infielder Pete Orr and catcher Steve Lerud from their 40-men roster, leaving them open to possibly being picked up by another team during the 2012-13 off-season. This leaves the Phils with 37 players now on the roster, along with four players on the sixty-days disabled list.
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