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It takes 25: Active rosters set across MLB

April 2, 2017

After weeks of fine-tuning and evaluation, the Opening Day rosters are now set. All 30 Major League clubs have trimmed down to 25 active players with many position battles coming right down to the wire, particularly among relief and reserve roles.Below is a look at how each club's roster came

After weeks of fine-tuning and evaluation, the Opening Day rosters are now set. All 30 Major League clubs have trimmed down to 25 active players with many position battles coming right down to the wire, particularly among relief and reserve roles.
Below is a look at how each club's roster came together for the beginning of the 2017 season:
Orioles: With Wade Miley and Chris Tillman starting the year on the disabled list, the O's could have some tough roster decisions when they return. More »
Red Sox: Right-hander Ben Taylor earned the final spot in the Boston bullpen for his strong performance this spring. More »
Yankees: Infielder Pete Kozma inked a Major League contract and will serve as the club's starting shortstop while Didi Gregorius remains sidelined. More »
Rays:Daniel Robertson secured a reserve role as the Rays finalized their 25-man roster prior to Sunday's win over the Yankees. More »
Blue Jays:Roberto Osuna landed on the disabled list to start the year, leaving closer duties to veteran Jason Grilli, while Ryan Goins claimed the final roster spot ahead of Melvin Upton Jr.More »
White Sox: Chicago purchased the contracts of infielder Cody Asche, catcher Geovany Soto and right-hander Anthony Swarzak, who will serve as the club's fifth starter with Carlos Rodon on the DL. More »
Indians: After enduring a long recovery from multiple surgeries on his right arm, Michael Brantley is on target for Opening Day. More »
Tigers: The Tigers placed J.D. Martinez on the DL with a right foot sprain, opening the door for outfielder JaCoby Jones to make the roster. More »
Royals:Raul Mondesi claiming Kansas City's second-base job was the most notable surprise as the Royals finalized their 25-man roster. More »
Twins: Minnesota will enter the 2017 season with a 13-man pitching staff, meaning the club's best hitter this spring, ByungHo Park, will begin the year at Triple-A Rochester. More »
Astros:Jandel Gustave was awarded the final spot in the eight-man bullpen, leaving right-hander James Hoyt as the odd man out. More »
Angels: After strong showings in exhibition play, non-roster invitees Bud Norris and Richard Parker claimed the final two vacancies in the bullpen. More »
Athletics: The A's will enter the season with an eight-man bullpen, forgoing the opportunity to carry a fifth outfielder and additional bench option. More »
Mariners: Seattle will begin the year with eight relievers, including 25-year-old southpaw Dillon Overton, who impressed as a rotation candidate. More »
Rangers: Rookie right-hander Jose Leclerc was an unexpected addition to the bullpen, which features five relievers making their first Opening Day roster. More »
Braves: Atlanta opted for an additional bench player -- Anthony Recker, who will serve as the club's third catcher -- and will move forward with a seven-man bullpen, with Chaz Roe claiming the final relief spot. More »
Marlins: Non-roster invitee Tyler Moore, who missed the entirety of 2016 with a left knee injury, completed his comeback by making the 25-man roster as a reserve infielder and right-handed-hitting option at first base behind Justin Bour. More »
Mets:Seth Lugo landed on the DL to begin the year, leaving room for right-hander Rafael Montero, once considered a long shot to make the team, in the bullpen. More »
Phillies:Brock Stassi and Daniel Nava beat out Jesmuel Valentin for the two open spots on the bench, while Andrew Knapp secured backup catcher duties. More »
Nationals: The Nationals have the luxury of returning 20 of 25 players from a roster that won the National League East last season. They hope their new additions, such as Adam Eaton, Matt Wieters and Joe Blanton, are enough to put them over the top. More »
Cubs: There was little drama as the Cubs unveiled their final 25, a sign of strength for the defending champions' roster. More »
Reds: After parting ways with Ryan Raburn and Desmond Jennings, the Reds finalized their bench with catcher Stuart Turner, utility man Arismendy Alcantara, infielder Scooter Gennett and infielder/outfielder Patrick Kivlehan. More »
Brewers: Youth and potential is reflected among the final 25, with nine players making their first Opening Day roster. More »
Pirates: The Bucs finalized their bench this weekend, optioning Jose Osuna to Triple-A Indianapolis and keeping Alen Hanson and Phil Gosselin as reserves. More »
Cardinals: There were few surprises on the Opening Day roster, but the late-breaking news of Trevor Rosenthal's DL stint prompted Sam Tuivailala's temporary inclusion in the bullpen. More »
D-backs: Left-hander Andrew Chafin beat out Silvino Bracho for the final bullpen spot, while versatile outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker claimed the last bench vacancy. More »
Rockies: Three players were rewarded for impressive spring showings with roster spots, as reliever Scott Oberg, infielder Cristhian Adames and outfielder/first baseman Stephen Cardullo made the club's final 25. More »
Dodgers: The Dodgers prioritized versatility in their roster decisions, keeping reserve shorstop/outfielder Enrique Hernandez and first baseman/outfielder Scott Van Slyke over Chris Taylor and Trayce Thompson. More »
Padres: San Diego's final cuts revealed some unconventional decisions, including keeping more catchers (four) than primary outfielders. More »
Giants: Veteran Neil Ramirez secured a place on the Opening Day roster, beating out lefty Steven Okert for the final spot in the team's righty-heavy bullpen. More »

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