Breaking News: Brett Myers Added to Philadelphia Phillies Roster

October 27, 2009 by  
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The Philadelphia Phillies have added Brett Myers to the World Series roster while dropping Miguel Cairo to make room reports the Philadelphia Daily News .

Myers, an addition to the bullpen that adds a bit of depth, is likely to lead the way in a set up role affording the Phillies a veteran arm that is capable of shutting down opposing bats.

In his last postseason appearance, Myers walked two and hit another batter, but this should be a distant memory as keeping Myers off the roster up until this point has allowed further rest and healing time for the hip injury that sidelined him for most of September.

The Phillies will have to decide between lefties and righties, and the speculation is that adding Myers to the lineup could free up J.A. Happ if the Phillies decide to mix things up in the rotation, before bringing the series home in Game Three where Cole Hamels is likely to get the nod.

This year, Myers has an ERA of 6.43 in relief appearances, but his command of his nasty fastball, and the additional healing time should go towards tightening things up a bit for the Phillies.

Remember, everyone thought it was a bad idea to play Lidge after his regular season performance, and Lidge is still undefeated in the postseason.

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