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Phillies to use four-man rotation in first round

Updated: October 2, 2007, 2:05 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Despite Adam Eaton's big contract, the Phillies can't afford to pitch him in the playoffs.

Eaton was left off Philadelphia's postseason roster for their first round-series against Colorado. The Phillies will use a four-man rotation, so Eaton didn't make the cut.

"It's the best case for the team," Eaton said Tuesday.

Signed to a $24.5 million, three-year free-agent deal last offseason, Eaton was a bust. He was 10-10 with a 6.29 ERA in 30 starts. In his last ...

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