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Diamondbacks announce 60-man roster for 2020 season

Ketel Marte #4, David Peralta #6 and Ildemaro Vargas #15 of Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate after Peralta had a walk-off RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 11th inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 05, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Dodgers 3-2 in 11 innings. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday the group of 60 players that will be available to the team for the start of summer camp, the preseason period leading up to the 60-game 2020 season.

The D-backs will commence spring training 2.0 with the 60-player pool, and from those, 30 will be selected for the opening day active roster. That active roster limit will eventually wind down to 26, and those not on the active roster will remain at an alternate site, which for the Diamondbacks is their normal spring training home, Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. Also, as there normally is during baseball’s regular season, there will be a 40-man roster, which is also included in the 60-player total.

Teams are allowed to make changes to the 60-player pool during the season, just as teams are normally allowed to release players, place players on waivers, make trades, sign free agents, etc.

In addition to the active roster, teams will be allowed to bring three other players from the 60-player pool on every road trip. This group of three is known as the taxi squad.

The Diamondbacks and Major League Baseball are using unique rules under unique circumstances as the coronavirus pandemic put their original plans for a 2020 season on pause back in March.

Here’s a look at the 60-player group that the D-backs have designated for the start of the 2020 season (players marked with an asterisk are not on the 40-man roster):

RIGHT-HANDED PITCHERS (25)

Jeremy Beasley*
Archie Bradley
J.B. Bukauskas*
Taylor Clarke
Stefan Crichton
Jon Duplantier
Luis Frias*
Zac Gallen
Kevin Ginkel
Josh Green*
Junior Guerra
Bryce Jarvis*
Levi Kelly*
Merrill Kelly
Mike Leake
Artie Lewicki*
Yoan Lopez
Corbin Martin
Keury Mella*
Joel Payamps
Hector Rondon
James Sherfy*
Riley Smith
Luke Weaver
Taylor Widener

LEFT-HANDED PITCHERS (8)

Madison Bumgarner
Andrew Chafin
Matt Grace*
Tommy Henry*
Joe Mantiply*
Robbie Ray
Blake Walston*
Alex Young

CATCHERS (4)

John Hicks*
Carson Kelly
Daulton Varsho*
Stephen Vogt

POSITION PLAYERS (23)

Nick Ahmed
Seth Beer*
Kole Calhoun
Corbin Carroll*
Kevin Cron
Eduardo Escobar
Dominic Fletcher*
Jon Jay*
Jake Lamb
Tim Locastro
Ketel Marte
Starling Marte
Wyatt Mathisen
David Peralta
Geraldo Perdomo*
Juniel Querecuto
Josh Rojas
Pavin Smith*
Alek Thomas*
Trayce Thompson*
Ildemaro Vargas
Christian Walker
Andy Young


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