Found March 15, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Tampa Bay Rays  vs Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm Charlotte Sports Park – Port Charlotte, FL Weather: 64, Clear TV: No TV today, folks. Just MLB Radio. Follow Phillies Nation on Twitter John Lannan will take the hill today followed by Antonio Bastardo, Jeremy Horst, and Justin De Fratus. The Phils hitters will take on Matt Moore. Some housekeeping items: the Phillies have released RHP Garrett Claypool, an 11th round pick from 2010, as first reported exclusively by our Jay Floyd. According to the Phillies, 2B Cesar Hernandez has been reassigned to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, joining pitchers Tyler Cloyd, Ethan Martin, Jonathan Pettibone, B.J. Rosenberg, Mauricio Robles, and Joe Savery, catcher Sebastian Valle, and outfielder Tyson Gillies. Finally, the Phillies have finalized the assignment of Zach Collier, who will start the year with the Double-A Reading Fightin’ Phils. Line-Up 1. Revere – CF 2. Frandsen – 2B 3. Young – 3B 4. Brown – RF 5. Ruf – LF 6. Ruiz – C 7. Mayberry – 1...

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