Ender of an Era: Phillies DFA Inciarte, Add Ezequiel Carrera to 25-Man Roster

Ender of an Era: Phillies DFA Inciarte, Add Ezequiel Carrera to 25-Man Roster

After the Phillies’ Opening Day loss in Atlanta, my vote would
have gone to Chad Durbin for first player tossed overboard. Durbin stays (for
now), but Ruben Amaro Jr. did make an intriguing move on Tuesday. Rule 5
selection Ender Inciarte has been designated for assignment, and replaced in
the outfield by Ezequiel Carrera
who was claimed off waivers.

Even if Inciarte were to clear waivers himself, his Rule 5 status requires
the Phillies to offer him back to his original team
if he’s not on the Major League roster. In this case that would be the Arizona
Diamondbacks, who Jim Salisbury reports would indeed want Inciarte back. The 22 year old had never played above Single-A, and departs Philly
before he could appear in a game for the Fightins.

Meanwhile the Phillies brought in another young player, only
one with big-league experience. Carrera spent parts of the last two seasons
with the Cleveland Indians, showing some promise at that. In 158 plate
appearances in 2012, Carrera posted a .272 batting average while scoring 20
runs, driving in 11, and stroking a pair of bombs. He also stole eight bases on
nine attempts.

The Indians had to place Carrera on waivers because he didn’t
make the 25-man roster coming out of the spring and he was out of options.
David Murphy has a nice introduction to the 25 year old, including a quote from
Cleveland manager Terry Francona who said Carrera’s speed “impacts the game.” Overall
it sounds like he could be a nice addition to the roster.

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Phillies add Ezequiel Carrera, designate Inciarte for assignment [CSN]

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For the first time, NBC Sports regional networks add live, local Major League Baseball streaming

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For the first time, NBC Sports regional networks add live, local Major League Baseball streaming

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 19, 2017 – NBC Sports Regional Networks today announced an agreement with MLBAM to stream local market MLB games, as well as pre- and postgame shows, beginning with the 2017 regular season. This new streaming offering is available at no additional cost to authenticated pay TV subscribers of NBC Sports Group’s CSN regional sports networks (RSNs). This local initiative advances NBCUniversal’s implementation of “TV Everywhere,” which strives to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home, and on multiple platforms.

CSN’s local streaming allows authenticated viewers in their respective markets to live stream games and related programming that is carried by their pay TV provider of the Chicago Cubs (CSN Chicago), Chicago White Sox (CSN Chicago), Philadelphia Phillies (CSN Philadelphia), Oakland Athletics (CSN California) and San Francisco Giants (CSN Bay Area). Game broadcast schedules will be announced at a later date.

“This is a home run for our local sports fans,” said David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy. “We are constantly looking for ways to better serve our fans and provide comprehensive coverage of their favorite teams. With the addition of MLB in-market streaming rights, they don’t have to miss a pitch.”

The addition of MLB authenticated in-market streaming completes the local streaming portfolio for the NBC Sports Regional Networks, which also includes local NBA and NHL live streaming. The RSNs first introduced NBA streaming in 2014 and last fall announced the addition of NHL in-market streaming, beginning with the 2016-17 season. 

The NBC Sports Regional Networks now have partnerships for in-market streaming of the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, San Jose Sharks, San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s (CSN Bay Area/CSN California); Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox (CSN Chicago); Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals (CSN Mid-Atlantic); Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Phillies (CSN Philadelphia); and Boston Celtics (CSN New England).

Authenticated CSN subscribers can access live MLB, NBA and NHL games, as well as other sports programming, anywhere in the United States.  During the 2017 MLB season, all in-market MLB games will be streamed on the respective local CSN regional network site on PCs as well as on the NBC Sports app—NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. 

Phillies games can be streamed live on CSNPhilly.com in 2017

Phillies games can be streamed live on CSNPhilly.com in 2017

Phillies fans, you will be able to watch all of your team's games on a live stream on CSNPhilly.com during the 2017 season.

The live streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated CSN Philadelphia and TCN Philadelphia subscribers as part of an agreement between NBC Sports Regional Networks and Major League Baseball Advanced Media that was announced today.

Fans of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants can also stream their team's games on their local CSN websites.

The addition of Major League Baseball games completes a local streaming portfolio for NBC's Regional Sports Networks. The RSNs began streaming local NBA games in 2014 and added local NHL games this season. Authenticated subscribers have the ability to access their team's games when traveling outside of their region, provided they are within the U.S.

In addition to being able to watch a live stream of all Phillies game action, authenticated CSN subscribers will be able to watch Pregame Live and Postgame Live before and after the game.

Authenticated CSN subscribers wishing to stream their local MLB, NBA or NHL team on their desktop, mobile device, tablet or connected TV must first download the NBC Sports app. It is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.