Rosters expand for 2012
The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues announced this week that the active roster limit for Triple-A and Double-A teams will be raised to 25 players for the 2012 season, matching the roster limits of their Major League and Class A counterparts.
The roster limit at Triple-A and Double-A had been set at 24 players, not counting players on the disabled list or on Major League rehabilitation assignments. Those players will still not count against the roster limit under the new rule.
With the frequent roster moves that happen over the course of the season, this will give new Zephyrs manager Ron Hassey slightly more flexibility when dealing with Major League call-ups that often leave the Z’s a player short for a game or two at a time.