Found February 24, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
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 Phillies, who sent him to the organization’s spring training home in Clearwater, FL to enhance his core. The two-month training session worked, as Galvis added strength which improved his throwing arm and his ability to drive the ball.Galvis had a terrific campaign during the 2011 regular season with Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. As a member of the R-Phils, Galvis was extremely impressive, batting .273 with a career-high 8 homeruns through 104 games. That output earned him a promotion to the IronPigs, where he batted .298 through 33 games and helped the club reach the Governor’s Cup finals.T...

Video: Ryan Howard takes batting practice

Ryan Howard took batting practice today. Video is after the jump.   Video via Delco Times.

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...

Phillies' 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. 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...

Charlie Manuel Has Private Meeting With Jimmy Rollins

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Utley: Knee Feels Significantly Better

(PHOTO AP)Chase Utley began Spring Training in the same fashion as Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, and Ryan Howard; with a press conference set up to appease the media and shed some light on offseason questions. Utley, coy as ever, did his best to deflect attention and answer questions as straightforward as possible.In the few words he spoke, Utley gave reason for optimism. “It...

Thome easing into action at first base

Jim Thome continues to work himself into shape at first base. He will play a few Minor League games at the position this spring before seeing action for the Phillies in Grapefruit League games.

The Phils have promoted Marti Wolever to assistant scouting GM.

The Phils have today announced that they have promoted Marti Wolever to the position of assistant general manager of amateur scouting, to replace Chuck Lamar, who last September had resigned from that position. Wolever, who had started out as a scout in the Tigers organization in 1984, had been involved in the Phils’ scouting operation for the last nine seasons, helping to oversee...

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.
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