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Just from the end of last night's game, about 20 percent of the Phillies roster will have turned over by the time J.A. ("Jay") Happ makes his major-league debut against the Mets Saturday.

  • OF Jayson Werth crossed home plate with the winning run in the 10th inning of Thursday's comeback victory over the Reds, then made a quick turn toward the 15-day disabled list. The problem is a left wrist strain, but Werth claims it's not related to the injury that sidelined him for the entire 2006 season. He'll be replaced by Chris Coste, recalled from Reading.
  • Reliever Yoel Hernandez  is heading back to Ottawa to make room for J.D. Durbin, who will start this afternoon in the first half of the day/night doubleheader against the Mets.
  • To clear a spot for Durbin on the team's 40-man roster, pitcher Scott Mathieson was moved from the 15-day DL to the 60-day. Mathieson isn't expected to return from his ligament replacement surgery until at least September, and might not pitch at all in 2007.

The last shoe to drop will be the move to bring up Happ. If Durbin bombs out today, he might be turned right back around to Ottawa; otherwise, perhaps Jose Mesa's second stint with the Phillies will end in a more timely manner than his first. I guess there's also the possibility of a trade of some kind, but really, do you expect that from Stand Pat?