As pitchers and catchers report for workouts around baseball, it's time for our annual look at former Phils still hanging on to their dreams, invited to camps as non-roster invitees.
Major League Division (players who played at least one game with the Phillies): P Brandon Duckworth (KC), P Adam Bernero (PIT) P Nelson Figueroa (Mets), P Cliff Politte (StL), P Eude Brito (Nats), P Aquilino Lopez (Tigers), P Kane Davis (Jays), P Elizardo Ramirez (Tex), P Brian Sanches (Nats), P Arthur Rhodes (SEA), OF Chris Roberson (Os), 2B Joe Thurston (Red Sox), INF Abraham Nunez (MIL), INF Tomas Perez (HOU) INF Ramon Martinez (LAD), INF Danny Sandoval (CLE), UTL David Newhan (Astros), UTL Matt Kata (Rockies), C Sal Fasano (Jays), INF Anderson Machado (Mets). Yes, Machado played exactly one game for the Phils in ’03.
Minor League Division (former Rule 5 picks, veterans and organization filler who never actually made it to Philadelphia) 1B Randy Ruiz (Twins), P Jim Ed Warden (Nats), P Mike Bascik (Nats), OF Jorge Padilla (Nats), P Mike Smith (Cubs), UTL Bobby Scales (Cubs), OF Josh Kroeger (Cubs), INF Jesus Merchan (ARZ), P Edwin Moreno (Padres), P Alfredo Simon (LAD), INF Angel Chavez (LAD), P Dan Giese (NYY), P Jeremy Cummings (Jays), P Rick Bauer (CLE).
Prospect Division (young players still on the rise) P Matt Maloney (Reds), P Gio Gonzalez (OAK), 3B Mike Costanzo (Os).