With the offseason officially in high gear for the Phillies, the team made some moves on Thursday afternoon, removing several players from the 40-man roster. According to Phillies.com beat writer Todd Zolecki, Justin De Fratus, Erik Kratz, Chase d'Arnaud, Jordan Danks, Adam Loewen and Ken Roberts were all removed. Meanwhile, Jonathan Pettibone was activated from the 60-day disabled list and also outrighted off of the Phils 40-man.
Zolecki mentions that De Fratus, Kratz, Loewen and d'Arnaud will become free agents immediately while Roberts will remain with the team. Jordan Danks and Jonthan Pettibone can become minor league free agents following the conclusion of the World Series.