Posted February 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
Mlb-all-star-game
Cliff Lee will work in a side bullpen session Sunday when Philadelphia's pitchers throw to hitters for the first time in camp. Lee is nursing a minor abdominal injury. He's expected to step back into line with the rest of the star-studded pitching staff in the coming week. Although Lee has had abdominal injuries that have led to trips to the disabled list in the past, including two springs ago while with Seattle, he shrugged off his current pain as ''just a precautionary deal.''
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Prospect Nation 2012: #7 SS Freddy Galvis

Switch-hitting shortstop Freddy Galvis was previously a player who was consider strong with the leather and lacking on offense, until last season. With some significant strides in his hitting game, Galvis improved his status in the Phillies prospect ranks by a considerable margin.In 2010, The slick fielding prospect had his time in the Venezuelan Winter League cut short by the...

Charlie Manuel says NL East is the toughest division

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Phillies manager Charlie Manuel spoke at length during his daily media briefing Sunday about the increased competition in the National League East, which he expects to be the Majors’ most competitive division this season. Manuel pointed to the blockbuster offseason moves by the Nationals and Marlins, as well as the Braves’ young, talented pitching. Manuel...

Few Phillies roster spots open, but there could be crowd in outfield

Why is Tyson Gilles on the 40-man roster for the Phillies? It is a number thing and the speedy minor league outfielder will be gone by the time camp breaks. But among the outfielders are Scott Posednik and Juan Pierre. While either Posednik and Pierre are minor league contractees, their presence is meant to put a spark under two players: Domonic Brown and John Mayberry. Especially...

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. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel called it ''a little setback.'' Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said it was a ''routine checkup.'' Howard is going to Baltimore to see...

Cliff Lee "Fine" Ater Throwing Bullpen Session

According to Leslie Gudel of CSN Philly, the Phillies say Cliff Lee is "fine" after he threw a bullpen session today.

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: Yardbarker.com 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...

Still Only February...

Are you excited for the Phillies annual game against Florida State on Wednesday?Are you worried about Justin De Fratus' elbow, Cliff Lee's abdominal discomfort, or Ryan Howard's seroma (clear fluid filled pocket that is common after surgeries)?Yeah, sorta, but not really. It's still only February (and this year it even has an extra), so and it's hard to get worked...

Lee shows no signs of abdominal strain

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

Phillies starter Lee will throw in side session Sunday

Cliff Lee will work in a side bullpen session Sunday when Philadelphia's pitchers throw to hitters for the first time in camp.

Howard has 'a little setback,' leaves Phillies camp

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- 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.

Scouts' honor: Qualls reports entice Phillies

When the Phillies went about improving their bullpen this winter, they made a big splash and a big financial commitment to Jonathan Papelbon. But they had their eyes on Chad Qualls from the start, too.

Thoughts to Ponder…

The news out of Phillies spring training thus far has been basically what we all expected…kind of boring. Everyone returning from injury says all the right things; “I feel great,” “I am ready to play!” and things of that nature. The coach and the GM also say all the right things, “Such & such…looks good…ready to play, etc…” Then we hear all kinds of conflicting...
Phillies News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.