The Phillies have not made an official decision, but adding Brett Myers to the World Series roster is “a possibility we have to consider,” according to Ruben Amaro Jr. Adding Myers will depend on if the Phillies want to carry 12 pitchers instead of 11.
Myers walked two batters in 2/3 of an inning during the NLDS. He was left off the NLCS roster because he did not fully recover from a strained muscle in his throwing shoulder. Myers continues to make progress. “His stuff is sharper. His breaking ball’s better. He was pretty crisp with his location. He’s throwing better. And that’s a great sign,” Amaro said.
If the Phillies end up playing the Yankees in the World Series, the Phillies’ decision may become easier. He pitched eight inning, three-run baseball against the Yankees in May. Additionally, he helped beat CC Sabathia in the NLDS. As Amaro said, “well, we know he can draw a walk.”