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Phillies Release Wild Card Series Roster

Written by Tony Ghaul

The Philadelphia Phillies release their roster for the National League Wild Card Series and pitcher Michael Lorenzen is not on it. Two rookies did make it.

Reliever Orion Kerkering and corner outfielder/infielder Weston Wilson are the two rookies who made the roster.

Here is the Phillies 26-man roster against the Miami Marlins:

Catchers (2): J.T. Realmuto, Garrett Stubbs

Infielders (6): Bryce Harper, Bryson Stott, Trea Turner, Alec Bohm, Edmundo Sosa, Weston Wilson

Outfielders (6): Nick Castellanos, Johan Rojas, Brandon Marsh, Cristian Pache, Jake Cave, Kyle Schwarber

Pitchers (12): Zack Wheeler, Aaron Nola, Ranger Suarez, Cristopher Sanchez, Taijuan Walker, Jose Alvarado, Craig Kimbrel, Seranthony Dominguez, Gregory Soto, Matt Strahm, Jeff Hoffman, Orion Kerkering

Lorenzen not being on the roster is a bit of a surprise, since he was acquired  from Detroit at the deadline as a starting pitcher, who the Phillies had visions of using him as a relief pitcher in the postseason.

Kerkering has moved swiftly through the Phillies organization this season. He began in Single A Clearwater and earned promotions to High A Jersey Shore, Double A Reading and Triple A Lehigh Valley before joining the Phillies on September 22.

Kerkering appeared in 3 games for the Phillies. He recorded one win and has 3 scoreless innings with 6 strikeouts.

Wilson is on the roster because of the Marlins having so many left-handed pitchers. Wilson played in 8 games for the Phillies. He hit a home run and had 5 hits in 16 at bats.

Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Matt Slocum

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