Predicting the 30-man Australian roster

Mark Metcalfe

We should get to know the details of the roster for the trip to Australia later today. Here's my guesimate of who'll be going.

Starters
Bench
Starting pitchers
Bullpen
Additional for exhibition games
Inactive

I'm fairly certain on about 28 of these 30, with the obvious caveat I'm assuming what has been said in spring can be trusted. The exceptions would be the second pitcher for the exhibition game and the last spot on the bullpen. Kevin Towers "said there's still discussion of whether they'll go with 11 pitchers or 12." But if they use the latter, it would mean not taking either a third catcher, one of the shortstops or a reserve outfielder, and I'm inclined to think they will probably do all of those. Schultz has done pretty well in spring, and I think in the exhibition game, we'll see him and Bradley more or less work the entire game, so everyone else is fully rested.

We should get more specific details before long.

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