Opening day for the Philadelphia Phillies is here, and so is their first 26-man active roster for the 2024 MLB season.

Once the team traded away Jake Cave, there was little suspense left with the roster other than two spots in the bullpen due to Dylan Covey (right shoulder strain), Orion Kerkering (right forearm strain) both will start the season on the 15-day injured list.

Those two spots go to right-handers Yunior Marte and Luis Ortiz, both of whom have big league experience with the Phillies.

With Cave traded, both Cristian Pache and Johan Rojas have made the team.

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Another new name in the Philadelphia rotation will be Spencer Turnbull, who joined the team on a one-year MLB deal in the offseason. He replaces Taijuan Walker who will start the year on the 15-day injured list due to right shoulder soreness.

Here’s the full Philadelphia Phillies 26-man roster.

  • Pitchers (13): Left-handers – José Alvarado, Cristopher Sánchez, Gregory Soto, Matt Strahm and Ranger Suárez. Right-handers – Connor Brogdon, Seranthony Domínguez, Jeff Hoffman, Yunior Marte, Aaron Nola, Luis Ortiz, Spencer Turnbull and Zack Wheeler.
  • Catchers (2): J.T. Realmuto and Garrett Stubbs
  • Infielders (5): Alec Bohm, Bryce Harper, Edmundo Sosa, Bryson Stott and Trea Turner. 
  • Outfielders (4): Nick Castellanos, Brandon Marsh, Cristian Pache and Johan Rojas.
  • Utility (1): Whit Merrifield.
  • Designated Hitter (1): Kyle Schwarber.

The Philadelphia Phillies begin the regular season Friday against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.

The Sports Bash will have coverage beginning at 2 p.m. live at Maynard's in Margate at 9306 Amherst Ave. We'll be giving away a trip to Baltimore to see the Phillies play the Orioles on June 15.

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