Assistent GM Ruben Amaro Jr. says the team, as it sets up today, is how fans should expect the roster to look when they open camp next month.
In a short chat conducted on MLB.com, the tight-lipped assistant said newly-acquired closer Brad Lidge may not be 100 percent by the time pitchers and catchers report Feb. 14. Regarding third base, he says the team has had discussions about free agent Pedro Feliz, but have ruled out Morgan Ensberg. Discussions regarding Kyle Lohse have continued with Lohse’s agent Scott Boras. Amaro says they are not interested in Bartolo Colon or Josh Fogg. As for the bullpen, Amaro says they have improved over last season and likes how the back-end sets up. Ryan Madson and Shane Victorino, who ended the season hurt and hobbled, are expected back healthy.
Questions regarding Adam Eaton went unanswered.