Roy Halladay's five-inning appearance with the Triple-A squad yesterday highlighted the Phillies' second full slate of minor league games.
Doc reportedly put in 80 pitches of work in front of a large crowd of aspiring Major Leaguers, allowing four runs (three earned), on seven hits and a walk. The bigger news for our purposes is that the players have divided into groups, providing some early indication of where these lads could play this season. It's a crowded field in the high minors and will become even more jammed once the Phillies finalize their 25-man roster. Chris Frey, Tyson Gillies, Jeremy Slayden, Mike Spidale, Cory Sullivan, Steve Susdorf and Rich Thompson are penciled in to the Triple-A outfield picture, and it's a similar situation with the infield and pitching staff. Without getting into too much granular detail, I'll defer to the minor league minutiae, Phuture Phillies, which provided the official list of workout groups last week. There, you'll find a whole list of new, international signings, including Group 2 outfielder Sabastien Boucher, who was signed out of the Can-Am League. For spring training game recaps, check out the official BlueClaws Blog.