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It seemed likely that Miguel Batista was making the team since they seemed to like his veteran leadership in the pen, along with providing decent innings since joining the organization.
Now with D.J. Carrasco more then likely be starting the season on the DL, Batista seems to be a lock for the roster. Batista making the team will cost someone their 40 man roster spot, the leading candidates are Jeremy Hefner, Josh Satin and Armando Rodriguez.
The head-to-head battle between Miguel Batista and D.J. Carrasco for one bullpen spot apparently won't be an issue after all. Carrasco's right ankle is not responding, and he is likely to land on the disabled list to open the season. Batista is "pretty solid" for that spot, a team official told ESPNNewYork.com. The only real alternative consideration would be Chris Schwinden, but he is better served pitching every five days at Triple-A Buffalo in the rotation. source ESPN NY