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MLB moves reduce rosters from 30 to 28

Reuters | Updated: 07-08-2020 03:50 IST | Created: 07-08-2020 03:50 IST
MLB moves reduce rosters from 30 to 28

All Major League Baseball teams reduced their rosters by two players on Thursday per return-to-play stipulations after the season was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Teams started with 30 players on each active roster, four more than typical in a season, as a way to handle a nearly four-month hiatus that began during spring training. Per rule, those rosters were to be cut to 28 players on the 15th day of the season.

Rosters were previously expected to be cut to 26 players later this month, but an agreement between MLB and the MLB Players' Association this week will keep rosters at 28 players through the end of the 2020 playoffs. Rosters can be increased to 29 players for doubleheaders. In addition, the taxi squad for road trips was increased from three players to five.

Thursday's roster reductions by team: Arizona Diamondbacks: right-hander Yoan Lopez, infielder Ildemaro Vargas (designated for assignment)

Atlanta Braves: catcher Alex Jackson, right-hander Chad Sobotka Baltimore Orioles: outfielder DJ Stewart, left-hander John Means (bereavement)

Boston Red Sox: left-hander Matt Hall, right-hander Chris Mazza Chicago Cubs: left-handers Rex Brothers and Justin Steele

Chicago White Sox: outfielder Nicky Delmonico, infielder Nick Madrigal (injured list) Cincinnati Reds: right-hander Tejay Antone, infielder Josh VanMeter

Cleveland Indians: outfielders Greg Allen and Daniel Johnson Colorado Rockies: infielder Josh Fuentes, right-hander Ashton Goudeau

Detroit Tigers: infielder Jordy Mercer Houston Astros: right-hander Bryan Abreu, infielder Jack Mayfield

Kansas City Royals: catcher Meibrys Viloria, infielder/outfielder Erick Mejia Los Angeles Angels: right-hander Jose Rodriguez, infielder Matt Thaiss

Los Angeles Dodgers: left-hander Adam Kolarek, infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry Miami Marlins: left-handers Brian Moran, Josh D. Smith

Milwaukee Brewers: infielder Ryon Healy, right-hander Jonathon Feyereisen Minnesota Twins: outfielder Aaron Whitefield, left-hander Rich Hill (injured list)

New York Mets: catcher Ali Sanchez New York Yankees: infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar, infielder Thairo Estrada, right-hander Nick Nelson (27 players)

Oakland Athletics: infielder/outfielder Seth Brown, right-hander James Kaprielian Philadelphia Phillies: outfielder Kyle Garlick, right-hander Enyel De Los Santos

Pittsburgh Pirates: infielder/outfielder Jose Osuna, outfielder Guillermo Heredia St. Louis Cardinals: (already at 28)

San Diego Padres: (undecided) San Francisco Giants: left-hander Andrew Suarez, outfielder Steven Duggar

Seattle Mariners: infielder/outfielder Jose Marmolejos, right-hander Bryan Shaw Tampa Bay Rays: infielder/outfielder Brian O'Grady, right-hander Ryan Thompson

Texas Rangers: right-hander Luke Farrell, catcher Jose Trevino Toronto Blue Jays: infielder Santiago Espinal, right-hander Jacob Waguespack

Washington Nationals: right-hander James Bourque, infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio (designated for assignment) --Field Level Media



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