Posted March 23, 2013 on
Kiley covers minor league spring training with the AA & AAA squads of the Phillies & Yankees. Dellin Betances & Jon Pettibone started, Phillies catching prospect Tommy Joseph played and a little known reliever hit 96 mph.
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Derek Jeter is still experiencing soreness in his ankle and it appears he will be on the disabled list when the Yankees begin their season.
According to the Delaware News Journal’s Chris Branch, outfielders Darin Ruf and Jermaine Mitchell have been reassigned to minor league camp while pitcher Rodrigo Lopez has been released.
Ruf was hitting .246 after today’s game but the main concern according to team officials was defense. Branch says team officials say Ruf needs more seasoning in the outfield while staying sharp...
Dear madam or sir,If I were you, I’d buy one of those authentic Yankee Stadium $18 rain ponchos, the souped-up garbage bag liners, and wear it everywhere. Because vegetables could be flying, and some will be on target. Don't worry about tomatoes. But an acorn squash, that can really hurt.If I were you, I’d hire a taster. And a guy who carries caged canaries. And one of...
Susdorf is one of the many players the Phillies have added to their role call late this Spring. He has the best chance of any to see any time with the Phillies in 2013. Photo: MiLB.com
If you have caught any of the Phillies Spring Training games this year, you likely have seen a player enter a game that you have never heard of. The Phillies have used 68 players in Spring action this...
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay took the mound for the Phillies in a “B” game this morning. Halladay is feeling better after losing 10 pounds from a virus and hoped to have better results than his two previous starts. He didn’t.
Halladay threw 27 pitches in the first inning. His fastball topped out at 90 MPH and was consistently between 88-89, but he lacked command...
The Angels reportedly have agreed to trade Vernon Wells to the Yankees. Wells was a disappointment during his two seasons in Anaheim.
Is Cano or Cespedes going to have the better year?
Robinson Cano has been one of the best hitters in baseball over past several years. His three year averages: .311/.370/.539, 30 HR, 107 RBI, 104 runs, and 5 sB. The 30/100/100 mark is a milestone and when someone averages that over three years in an increasingly pitching dominated era, it’s incredible. He has finished 3rd...
Get excited Phillies Phans, spring has sprung & the Fightin’ Phils of Philadelphia will be returning to CBP in one week. As is tradition, the week leading up to the grand reopening is “Paint the Town Red” week. Starting tomorrow, Saturday March 23, keep your eyes peeled for the big, fuzzy, red Phanatic as he paints the city with baseball cheer.
We here at the Blunt...
Derek Jeter's ankle will keep him out of Major League exhibition games for the rest of spring training. He will play only in minor league games the rest of the way out. The move comes after Jeter felt soreness in his ankle and an inflammation was discovered.
Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports says the move to have Jeter play in minor league games could be strategic. By...
Baltimore Orioles vs Philadelphia Phillies
Time: 1:05 pm
Ed Smith Stadium – Sarasota, FL
Weather: 78, Cloudy
TV: MLB Network (On Delay)
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Aaron Cook looks to continue his strong Spring (3.21 ERA) and make his case for a spot on the Phillies roster as he and the Phils lock up with the Orioles in a rematch of the 1983 World Series.
But the big story...
Ronnie Welty, image- MiLB.com
The disassembling of the prospect group known as the Baby Aces continues, as the Phillies have traded once highly regarded righty hurler Julio Rodriguez to Baltimore for outfielder Ronnie Welty.
Rodriguez once dominated Class A ball, but looked far more human with Double-A Reading last season. Drafted in the 8th round of the 2008 amateur draft, the...