Thursday, July 15, 2010

Phillies activate Durbin as bullpen returns to full strength

With the return of the versatile Chad Durbin, who was activated from the disabled list today, the Phillies bullpen is at full strength for the first time all season. To make room for Durbin, the Phils designated Nelson Figueroa for assignment, meaning they will continue to keep Rule 5 pickup David Herndon on the roster. While most would love to see Danys Baez removed from the roster at some point, the Phillies bullpen is stronger now than it has been all season now that guys like Mike Zagurski and Antonio Bastardo (who was activated from the DL and sent to the minors) aren't in the picture.

Now that everyone is back, here are the bullpen roles for the team:

Long relief:
Chad Durbin

J.C. Romero

6th inning:
David Herndon
Danys Baez

7th inning:
Jose Contreras
Chad Durbin

Setup man:
Ryan Madson

Brad Lidge

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