Found March 20, 2014 on Sports Injury Alert:
The Philadelphia Phillies have had a common theme among their pitchers this Spring Training. Like the spreading of the flu virus, the Phillies have had shoulder issues spread across their staff. Most notably, Cole Hamels has been set back with shoulder tendonitis and although is making progress, probably wont be ready until the beginning of May. Jontahan Pettibone, Ethan Martin and Mike Adams have also been dealing with shoulder issues.  The latest to have a sore shoulder, which was reported on March 12, is Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.Jim Epler via Wikimedia CommonsTodd Zolecki, Phillies beat writer for, tweeted the following on Gonzalez. Health update: RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has received a cortisone injection into his right shoulder.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) March 20, 2014The health of Gonzalez has been an issue before the signing last year. But during the fall instructional league, the Phillies took steps with Gonzalez and finally let him loose early this ...

Jimmy Rollins on rumors: ‘I can’t be traded, it doesn’t matter’

Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies are having problems. The 35-year-old veteran is not off to a great start with manager Ryne Sandberg, and their issues went public when Sandberg benched him for a stretch of games last week. Now, there has been speculation that the Phillies could be looking to trade Rollins. What does […]

Ruf has Grade 1-2 Oblique Strain, Out 4-6 Weeks

(AP) The nightmare continues. The Phillies have announced that in addition to a serious infection for Freddy Galvis, Darin Ruf will now miss 4-6 weeks with a Grade 1-2 oblique strain. Ruf said he’d felt something about a week ago yet played through it, then felt a grab during batting practice that was bad enough to warrant an MRI. The test revealed a significant strain and just...

Jimmy Rollins on rumors: “I’m not tradeable”

There appears to be a growing rift between Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins and management but both sides are trying to downplay reports that a trade is in the works. Rollins says the whole point is mute. “Because I can’t be traded,” said Rollins, via Todd Zolecki. “It doesn’t matter. I don’t care which way it is tried to be twisted or said, or if it is exactly...

Phillies' Mike Adams throws 20 pitches in first game action

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Mike Adams prior to last season to be the setup man behind Jonathan Papelbon, but injuries limited him to 28 games and caused him to miss the last 92 games of the season. But Adams has made slow and steady progress the spring, the latest being a 20 pitch outing in a minor league game, his first game action in nearly eight months. Djh57 via...

Rollins on the trade talk: “I am not tradable and so it doesn’t matter”

Todd Zolecki spoke to Jimmy Rollins about the word yesterday that the Phillies are displeased with him and would like to trade him. If you think Rollins was going to try to say conciliatory things and try to defuse the situation, well, sorry: “Because I can’t be traded,” he said before leaving for Dunedin to play the Blue Jays. “It doesn’t matter. I don’t care which...

Rollins: “I can’t be traded”

Jimmy Rollins reiterated today that he will not be going anywhere, responding to an earlier report from Buster Olney of Olney said that members of the organization would like to move on from Rollins, as he has not taken on a leadership role in the way they’ve wanted. Rollins spoke at length about the issue today in Clearwater and told the Inquirer this: Rollins, who has...

Phillies' Cole Hamels takes a big step forward today

Cole Hamels has had a long offseason.  He suffered shoulder inflammation in November and has been coming along slowly.  He is weeks behind the schedule the Philadelphia Phillies had for him.  Todd Zolecki of reports:"He threw a 40-pitch bullpen session in the morning at Bright House Field. If he feels OK Thursday, he is expected to throw to hitters in a live batting...

Bullpen session a positive step for Hamels

Cole Hamels called this a big week, and Wednesday represented another step forward for him. Hamels threw 40-plus pitches in a bullpen session in the morning at Bright House Field. If he feels OK on Thursday, he is expected to throw to hitters in a live batting practice session Saturday. Hamels expects to throw one more live BP after that before potentially pitching in a game. ...

John Mayberry Jr. Is Reportedly "Available" For Trade

The Phillies gave John Mayberry Jr. a one-year contract worth north of $1.5 million this offseason rather than non-tendering him. The Phillies, rumored to have been shopping Mayberry all Spring, reportedly have made him "available." Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted: john mayberry jr. said to be available. #phillies —...

Phillies Spring Training Roundup 3/17/2014

Philadelphia Phillies left hander Cole Hamels had another successful bullpen session today and is set to face hitters on Saturday. Hamels said he felt great after the outing and is encouraged by his progress and how great he feels physically. Should Hamels not have another setback, he could possibly pitch in a Spring Training game […]

Phillies' Galvis hospitalized with staph infection

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia Phillies reserve infielder Freddy Galvis has been hospitalized with a staph infection and is being tested for a potentially deadly strain of the bacteria.

Darin Ruf to Miss 4-6 Weeks With Oblique Strain

Before yesterday's game, Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf appeared to have strained his left oblique muscle during BP. This morning, Ruf underwent an MRI which showed that he has suffered a Grade 1/2 oblique strain. A grade 1/2 strain is nothing to be much concerned about long-term as long as there...

Phillies Baseball Beat Podcast 3/19/2014

Get the latest news from Clearwater, Florida on Philadelphia’s only radio show dedicated to Phillies baseball. This episode discusses the latest in the Jimmy Rollins saga, Cole Hamels health and how the rotation will look, Cliff Lee getting the opening day nod, Mike Adams updates and who will make the bullpen, lineup woes, and more. […]

Cliff Lee, Jon Lester Meet for Rematch As Phils Host BoSox

The Phillies played their final split sqaud games yesterday as they divided up and took on the Astros and Blue Jays, respectively. David Buchanan manned the hill for the Phils against the 'Stros, but was not able to keep his team from winning as they fell 3-1. Back in Clearwater,...

Ruf hurt in BP before Phillies beat Astros 6-3

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia outfielder Darin Ruf strained his left oblique muscle during batting practice and was scratched from the starting lineup Thursday as a Phillies' split squad beat the Houston Astros 6-3.
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