Re: What position does the 25th man play?
I think 12 pitchers is a given.
Spares will be a catcher, Hopper/Patterson/Freel (2 spares,1 starts),Hatteberg and Castro.
Castro goes when Gonzalez comes back.
Is it possible we go with 11 pitchers. With Baker,yes it's possible. That allows an extra catcher,or Castro to stay when Gonzalez comes back.