PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Thursday night, the Phillies announced that they were adding three players to their 40-man roster including left-handed pitcher Jesse Biddle. In addition to Biddle, the Phillies added left-handed pitcher Adam Morgan and right-handed pitcher Nefi Ogando to the 40-man roster as well.
Biddle, a product of Germantown Friends in Philadelphia, was selected by the Phillies 27th overall in the 2010 draft. Biddle, 23, went 5-10 with a 4.58 ERA in nineteen starts last season. Biddle split time between Reading (AA), Clearwater (A) and the GCL Phillies (R).
The local product was invited to Phillies training camp in 2014 as a non-roster invitee. Biddle is widely regarded as one of the Phillies’ top minor league prospects.
Morgan missed the entire 2014 season recovering from shoulder surgery. The 24-year old was selected by the Phillies in the 3rd round of the 2011 draft after pitching at the University of Alabama.
Ogando, 25, was acquired in a trade with the Boston Red Sox in 2013 for infielder John McDonald. He went 5-1 and recorded seven saves last season while pitching for Reading.
With the moves, the Phillies now have 38 players on their 40 man roster.
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