Phils need to make room for Oswalt

Phils need to make room for Oswalt

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Phillies need to make a roster move before Sunday, when they activate right-hander Roy Oswalt from the disabled list.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he isn't sure if the team will continue to carry 11 pitchers, although manager Charlie Manuel has said recently he prefers 12. If they return to carrying 12, it will be interesting to see what they do.

John Mayberry Jr. seems to have moved past Ben Francisco on the depth chart. Both Mayberry and Francisco have an option remaining. Manuel has said the Phillies need two reserve infielders because of health issues surrounding Placido Polanco and Chase Utley, which means Michael Martinez and Wilson Valdez are likely to stick around.

Amaro was quick to mention a slew of players with options, although most of them do not seem to make as much sense -- unless the Phillies continue to carry 11 pitchers and option left-hander Juan Perez or right-hander David Herndon.