It’s a magical time of year. On September 1, it’s the time when teams are allowed to expand their rosters, but unlike the days of yore, they cannot do it with reckless abandon. They can only expand the rosters by two, meaning they’ll go from 26 players to 28 players. It’s not a huge expansion, but it’s helpful to those teams in the playoff chase since it can bring a fresh arm or a fresh glove/bat to help reinforce the club.
The Phillies will have some decisions to make when the clock tolls midnight on Wednesday.