Gattis makes the roster
DOB reports Gattis may split time with Laird, bolstering speculation that the 26-year-old right-handed hitting rookie will start Opening Day with southpaw Cole Hamels on the mound for Philly.
The roster is pretty much set, with Jordan Schafer and Ramiro Pena filling out a bench that includes Juan Francisco/Chris Johnson and Reed Johnson.
And with JV all but certain to start the season on the DL, expect Cristhian Martinez and Anthony Varvaro – both out of options — to fill out the bullpen along with Jordan Walden, Avilan, EOF and Kimbrel.
- Evan Gattis could get Opening Day start (rowlandsoffice.wordpress.com)