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Washington likes rule on expanded rosters

MLB.com

ANAHEIM -- Rarely -- if ever -- does everyone in the baseball community agree on something, and 40-man rosters in September are no different.

On Wednesday, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he would like to see rosters capped at 30, but Rangers manager Ron Washington thinks the rule, as it is, is fine.

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ANAHEIM -- Rarely -- if ever -- does everyone in the baseball community agree on something, and 40-man rosters in September are no different.

On Wednesday, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he would like to see rosters capped at 30, but Rangers manager Ron Washington thinks the rule, as it is, is fine.

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"It's just not representative of what a championship roster is for a championship season," Scioscia said. "There's a lot of strategy in when you build a roster. I think a team that has consciously gotten those players that are versatile to help them through a Major League season loses that advantage when a roster can be 40, because the versatility isn't as much of a factor."

Meanwhile, Washington's active roster is at 36 -- 18 pitchers and 18 position players.

"I think every organization has their own decision to make on what they need to bring up and how many they need to bring up. There's more than just bodies that play into it. We brought what we thought we needed. It is nice that the organization accommodated us."

William Boor is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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