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After skipping his previous scheduled bullpen session due to abdominal soreness, Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee is back on schedule.

Clearwater Update: Contreras Making Real Progress

Jose Contreras may be ready for Opening Day after season-ending elbow surgery in 2011.It seemed that every time Jose Contreras’s name was mentioned last summer, it preceded the word “setback.” That he arrived in Clearwater last week feeling good and has taken legitimate steps toward recovering from a balky elbow has been an extremely pleasant surprise for the Phillies, who...

Phillies 1B Howard has Achilles examined

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is in Baltimore to have his surgically repaired left Achilles examined. Scott Sheridan, the Phillies head athletic trainer, said Monday the visit wasn't a sign of a setback on Howard's rehabilitation. Weekend reports indicated that Howard was wearing a bandage on his left ankle because of a seroma, an open wound at the surgical point. ...

Bench Acquisitions Provide Depth and Versatility for Phillies

Jim Thome is one of the players the Phillies acquired this offseason that will help solidify their bench and hopefully bolster their World Series hopes. Photo: For the Philadelphia Phillies, this offseason has been more about tweaking than about major moves. Of course you could argue that signing closer Jonathan Papelbon to the richest deal for a closer in major league...

Philadelphia Phillies Storyline: Heir Apparent

Jonathan Papelbon will soon wield the hammer after the aces work their magic for the Philadelphia Phillies. If you are second best, do you reach the peak after the top dog jogs in from the ‘pen for the final time? And what can be expected from the other 6 arms in the relief corps? Tal's Handy Caps:   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I am doing a weekly Baseball-Fix Monday until the end...

Phillies Bottle Opener/Key Ring Contest

Would you like to be the winner of this Phillies bottle opener/key ring? Of course you would! Well, here's how to get your mitts on it- write an Ode to We Should Be GMs. Yes, we want flattery. We want self-deprecating humor. We want knowledge of the blog. Email us your best effort at and we'll pick the winner sometime next week. Now get to...

Expectations again high for Lee, Phillies

Cliff Lee's last memory of 2011 is a bitter one. Friday signaled a fresh start. The Phillies held their first full-squad workout at Carpenter Complex, meaning Grapefruit League games are just around the corner. And in a little more than a month, they will open their 2012 season in Pittsburgh.

Howard in Baltimore to have Achilles checked

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is in Baltimore to have his surgically repaired left Achilles examined.

Philles' Howard has a 'little setback'

Injured Phillies star Ryan Howard is leaving Philadelphia's spring training camp for a few days to visit the doctor who did the surgery on his torn left Achilles tendon.

Howard to have checkup early next week

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is headed north for a checkup early next week with foot and ankle specialist Mark Myerson. He is expected back in camp Tuesday or Wednesday.
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