Phillies likely to ride current roster

Phillies likely to ride current roster

ST. PETERSBURG -- Though it's not official, Charlie Manuel hinted before Monday's workout that his World Series roster will likely be the same as the first two rounds.

The Phillies have gone with an 11-man pitching staff, and taken J.A. Happ over veteran Rudy Seanez. Happ tossed three innings against the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.

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So Taguchi will remain as the final bench player. The Phillies have brought a host of players with them to St. Petersburg in case of injury: Andy Tracy, Greg Golson, Kyle Kendrick, Seanez and catcher Lou Marson.

Assuming no changes, the roster would again be as follows:

Pitchers:
Joe Blanton
Clay Condrey
Chad Durbin
Scott Eyre
Cole Hamels
J.A. Happ
Brad Lidge
Ryan Madson
Jamie Moyer
Brett Myers
J.C. Romero

Catchers:
Chris Coste
Carlos Ruiz

Infielders:
Eric Bruntlett
Greg Dobbs
Pedro Feliz
Ryan Howard
Jimmy Rollins
Chase Utley

Outfielders:
Pat Burrell
Geoff Jenkins
Matt Stairs
So Taguchi
Shane Victorino
Jayson Werth

Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.