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2/5/23 : Former Phillies in other big league ST Camps - plus some who’ve moved to coaching/scouting

Updated: Feb 11, 2023

Here’s a list of former Phillies who will be training with and attempting to earn a major league roster spot with other organizations this spring that are either on the 40 man roster or have received a non-roster invitation - at the least they hope to secure a minor league spot in their respective organizations.

Following the player list are a few names of former Phillies minor leaguers or former management folks who’ve taken minor league coaching assignments with other organizations that I haven’t noted before - feel free to skim ahead Mr. Yates 🤓

American League :

Baltimore Orioles :  40 man roster - RHP Kyle Gibson, LHP Cole Irvin - Non Roster Invites - RHP Ofreidy Gomez

New York Yankees : 40 man roster -  RHP Jimmy Cordero - - Non Roster Invites - RHP James Norwood, C Rodolfo Duran

Toronto Blue Jays : 40 man roster - none - Non Roster Invites - RHP Drew Hutchinson, C Rob Brantley

Boston Red Sox : 40 man roster - LHP Joely Rodriquez, RHP Nick Pivetta - Non Roster Invites - RHP Victor Santos, C Jorge Alfaro, LHP Ryan Sherriff

Tampa Rays : 40 man roster -  LHP Garrett Cleavinger, RHP Zach Eflin, C Christian Bethancourt, INF Curtis Mead - Non Roster Invites - RHP Heath Hembree, RHP Trevor Kelley

Cleveland Guardians : 40 man roster - RHP Enyel De Los Santos, - Non Roster Invites - RHP Michael Kelly, OF Roman Quinn

Minnesota Twins : 40 man roster - None - Non Roster Invites - None

Detroit Tigers : 40 man roster - C Donny Sands, INF Nick Maton, OF Matt Vierling - Non Roster Invites - C Andrew Knapp, INF Cesar Hernandez

Kansas City Royals : 40 man roster - LHP Josh Taylor, - Non Roster Invites - None

Chicago White Sox : 40 man roster -  LHP Jake Diekman - Non Roster Invites - OF Adam Haseley

Houston Astros : 40 man roster -  RHP Hector Neris - Non Roster Invites - LHP Austin Davis

Oakland Athletics : 40 man roster -  RHP Trevor May - Non Roster Invites - None

Seattle Mariners : 40 man roster -  SS JP Crawford - Non Roster Invites - INF Jake Scheiner

Los Angeles Angels : 40 man roster -  LHP Aaron Loup, C Logan O’Hoppe, OF Mickey Moniak - Non Roster Invites - RHP Chris Devenski

Texas Rangers : 40 man roster -  RHP Spencer Howard, OF Brad Miller - Non Roster Invites - RHP Ian Kennedy, OF Travis Jankowski

National League :

Atlanta Braves : 40 man roster -  RHP Charlie Morton, C Travis d’Arnaud  - Non Roster Invites - RHP Yacksel Rios

New York Mets : 40 man roster -  RHP Carlos Carrasco, RHP John Curtiss, RHP David Robertson, OF Darin Ruf - Non Roster Invites - RHP Tommy Hunter, INF Jonathan Arauz

Miami Marlins : 40 man roster -  RHP Sixto Sanchez, 3B Jean Segura - Non Roster Invites - LHP Will Stewart

Washington Nationals : 40 man roster -  RHP Victor Arano, 1B Joey Meneses, OF Corey Dickerson - Non Roster Invites - None

St Louis Cardinals : 40 man roster -  LHP JoJo Romero - Non Roster Invites - None

Pittsburgh Pirates : 40 man roster -  RHP Vince Velasquez, OF Andrew McCutchen - Non Roster Invites - C Tyler Heineman, INF Drew Maggi

Cincinnati Reds : 40 man roster -  None - Non Roster Invites - RHP Ben Lively

Milwaukee Brewers : 40 man roster -  LHP Hoby Milner - Non Roster Invites - RHP Robert Stock, 1B Jon Singleton

Chicago Cubs : 40 man roster -  RHP Ben Brown, LHP Drew Smyly - Non Roster Invites - RHP Mark Leiter Jr, RHP Vinny Nittoli

Los Angeles Dodgers : 40 man roster -  RHP Noah Syndergaard - Non Roster Invites - RHP Tyler Cyr, RHP Taylor Scott, UTL Luke Williams, OF Bradley Zimmer

San Diego Padres : 40 man roster -  RHP Luis Garcia - Non Roster Invites - None

San Francisco Giants : 40 man roster -  None - Non Roster Invites - RHP Nick Duron, RHP Mauricio Llovera, LHP Erik Miller, C Austin Wynns

Arizona Diamondbacks : 40 man roster -  None - Non Roster Invites - RHP Jeurys Familia, RHP Zach McAlister, INF Yairo Munoz

Colorado Rockies : 40 man roster -  RHP Connor Seabold - Non Roster Invites - LHP Fernando Abad

Former Phillies transitioning to Coaching or Scouting :

Josh Tols has accepted a position as Rehab Pitching Coach with the Minnesota Twins - he will be based at their training complex in Fort Myers, Florida.  Josh was a LHP who reached the AAA level with Lehigh Valley in 2019 - he was released in 2021.

Josh Ockimey has accepted a scouting position with the Boston Red Sox.  Josh played first base for both Reading and Lehigh Valley last season.

Thomas Eshelman has accepted the role of pitching coach with the San Diego Padres High A Affiliate Lake Elsinore.  He pitched at AAA Lehigh Valley with the Phillies and in the major leagues with the Orioles.

Former Phillies Coaches land new assignments :

Bobby Meacham has taken a job as bench coach the the AAA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies - the Albuquerque Isotopes.

John Russell has taken the helm of the Seattle Mariners AAA level team Tacoma Rainers after a four year absence from pro baseball.  He formerly managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2008 to 2010.

Ari Arudt will be the low A level hitting coach at Colombia for the Kansas City Royals organization - he was the hitting coach at Jersey Shore last season.

Jesus Azuaje has been given his first managerial assignment - the former Phillies minor league outfielder will manage the Arizona Complex League Royals after serving as hitting coach at Low A Colombia in the Kansas City organization last year.

Jason Ochart has taken the role of Director of Hitting Development and Program Design with the Boston Red Sox - he was the Phillies minor league hitting coordinator last season.

Joe Jordan ( former Phillies Player Development Director ) has moved to the Texas Rangers from the Atlanta Braves in scouting.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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