Phillies pitchers and catchers will report to spring training on Feb. 14 before opening their Grapefruit League schedule just nine days later as part of a truncated camp because of baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement. The team will have its first full-squad workout in Clearwater, Fla., on Feb. 19 and play the University of Tampa in an exhibition at Spectrum Field on Feb. 22.
The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly designated pitcher Mark Appel for assignment on Monday. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported the news, which was notable because Appel was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2013 draft. The Houston Astros made that pick, and Appel has yet to establish himself at the major league level, even after Philadelphia traded for him in 2015. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick just four years ago in the June draft, was removed from the Phillies’ 40-man roster on Monday night as the team elected to protect four pitching prospects ahead of next month’s Rule 5 draft. The Phillies added righthanders Seranthony Dominguez, Franklyn Kilome and Jose Taveras, and lefthander Ranger Suarez. Dominguez, Kilome and Suarez are 22. Taveras is 24. There is a chance all four could begin next season in double-A Reading’s starting rotation.
Some Phillies roster moves:
DFA'd Mark Appel & Alberto Tirado, outrighted Elniery Garcia, added Seranthony Dominguez, Ranger Suarez, Jose Taveras & Franklyn Kilome to 40-man roster to protect from Rule 5 Draft and claimed INF Engelb Vielma from the Giants.
Some Phillies roster moves:
DFA'd Mark Appel & Alberto Tirado, outrighted Elniery Garcia, added Seranthony Dominguez & Franklyn Kilome to 40-man roster to protect from Rule 5 Draft and claimed INF Engelb Vielma from the Giants.
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