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The Phillies will carry 12 pitchers and a right-handed bat on the bench to offset the Marlins and their lefty-leaning pitching staff in the NL Wild Card Series. 

The Phillies announced their 26-man Wild Card roster on Tuesday morning. 

Perhaps the biggest omission was hurler Michael Lorenzen. The right-hander tossed a no-hitter in his Citizens Bank Park debut after arriving at the trade deadline from Detroit, but struggled to find his footing afterward. He was moved to the bullpen and posted an 8.79 ERA in September. 

Utility guy Weston Wilson is the extra right-handed bat that can come off the bench. The 29-year-old was 5-for-16 this season in limited use and could play a role if skipper Rob Thomson needs a pinch-hitter late in a contest. 

Wilson hit 31 homers and drove in 86 runs in 125 games this year with triple-A Lehigh Valley. 

The Phillies Wild Card Series roster:

Pitchers (12): Left-handers José Alvarado, Cristopher Sánchez, Gregory Soto, Matt Strahm and Ranger Suárez. Right-handers Seranthony Domínguez, Jeff Hoffman, Orion Kerkering, Craig Kimbrel, Aaron Nola, Taijuan Walker and Zack Wheeler. 

Catchers (2): J.T. Realmuto and Garrett Stubbs. 

Infielders (6): Alec Bohm, Bryce Harper, Edmundo Sosa, Bryson Stott, Trea Turner and Weston Wilson. 

Outfielders (6): Nick Castellanos, Jake Cave, Brandon Marsh, Cristian Pache, Johan Rojas and Kyle Schwarber.

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