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Time: 1:05 pm, Brighthouse Field – Clearwater, FL Weather: Sunny, 79 TV: The Comcast Network, ESPN Follow Phillies Nation on TwitterLehigh’s carriage may have turned back into a pumpkin but Scott Elarton attempts to continue his own Cinderella Story against the powerful Tigers. Elarton, who has not seen Major League action since throwing 15.1 IP in 2008 with the Indians, is still very much a very long shot to crack the club but has a tremendous opportunity to see extended time today to display his repertoire.For the most part, this is your Phillies line-up headed into the season. With Chase Utley’s knee rehab “plateauing”, it is very likely Freddy Galvis is your 2012 Philadelphia Phillies Opening Day second baseman. Galvis has played excellent defense this Spring and is hitting .278/.310/.417. Roy Halladay was originally scheduled to start today but was bumped to tomorrow to align his off days with the rest of the staff. Halladay will throw tomorrow against the Baltimore Orioles.P...
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Phillippe Aumont.Michael Schwimer.On Tuesday morning, according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, two promising, young pitchers were sent down to Minor League camp. Michael Schwimer, who gave up two runs in four innings during Spring Training, and Phillippe Aumont, who struggled with his control but showed a big arm, were the unlucky ones.During my week in Clearwater, I...
According to a recent story by the Courier-Post, chronic knee pain could end Chase Utley’s career.
Utley, who left the Philadelphia Phillies spring training camp on Monday to see a knee specialist, has been suffering from a combination of damaged cartilage and severe tendinitis in both knees.
“I worry about Chase because it’s a chronic knee problem,” Phillies GM Ruben...
Martinez joins the parade of injured Phils infielders.The hits just keep coming for the Phillies. Utility infielder Michael Martinez broke a bone in his right foot after being hit by a Jim Johnson pitch leaving Hector Luna and Pete Orr as the only utility infield options as Kevin Frandsen was optioned to the Minor League camp shortly after the game.Luna has 313.1 career innings at...
Frandsen might have to get as creative to break camp with the Phils. Photo: APAs Spring Training’s third calendar week comes to a close, the Phils have fourteen non-rostered invitees still in camp. On Friday, the Phils reassigned catcher StevenLerud of the original eight position player invitees to Minor League camp. We’ll take a look at the seven remaining position players...
Last season, Chase Utley opened the season on the disabled list due to knee tendinitis. He would miss 46 games. Now, reports are surfacing at CSN Philadelphia that the 33-year-old second baseman has left Phillies camp to see a specialist for his continually sore knees. It’s now considered “likely” Utley will begin the season on the disabled list, putting the Phillies’ entire...
The news given by Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. Tuesday morning shouldn’t have come as a surprise, but that doesn’t lessen the impact anymore: All-Star 2B Chase Utley has left spring training to seek a specialist on his degenerative right knee as the progress and recovery has reached a plateau. This means that not only will Utley have not played in any spring...
Have you already penciled the Phillies in atop your projected NL East standings? Well, you might want to find an eraser.
Ryan Howard is going to miss the first two months of the season while recovering from the Achilles injury he suffered last October, and it now appears that Chase Utley will be joining him on the disabled list with recurring knee woes. Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee...
Key Stats: Roy Halladay has been ranked among the top 15 overall players in fantasy baseball for four straight seasons. The only other player that can claim the same is Albert Pujols. Coming from a pitcher that’s amazing. While I would contend that Miguel Cabrera and Ryan Braun are more of a sure thing than Halladay, Halladay is probably the fourth best guarantee in fantasy baseball...
Jose Bautista hit his third home run of spring training and Philadelphia's Cole Hamels gave up five runs and eight hits in 3 1-3 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Phillies 10-2 Sunday.
Bautista's two-run homer capped a five-run sixth. It came on David Herndon's first pitch after he replaced Jose Contreras.
Hamels, who had allowed two runs in 10 2-3 innings...
It's no secret that the Orioles need as much pitching as they can get; therefore, they signed left-hander Dontrelle Willis today.
From the Orioles.com: SARASOTA, Fla. -- In the Orioles' continuing efforts to stockpile pitching, the club signed lefty Dontrelle Willis, who will be utilized as a reliever, to a Minor League deal on Tuesday night.
Willis, who signed a...
Roy Halladay rebounded from a horrid outing against Minnesota with six strong innings as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 Tuesday.
After allowing five runs and seven hits in 2 2-3 innings against Minnesota last week, Halladay gave up a run and three hits in six innings. He struck out five, hit a batter and walked none.
The Orioles' run came on a first...
According to CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury, the Phillies have released RHP Joel Pineiro.
Papelbon and Bastardo are locks. Other guys are close. Who rounds out the bullpen?Possibly the biggest question mark heading into the 2012 regular season is the structure of the bullpen. It’ll look a lot different than last year, as workhorse Ryan Madson now calls Cincinnati his home, Danys Baez decided to retire, and Brad Lidge took his talents to Washington. We all thought...
The Phillies say they aren’t seeking a replacement for second baseman Chase Utley, who left the team Monday to be evaluated by a specialist.
But their latest injury – a broken bone in infielder Michael Martinez’s foot – almost certainly means that the team will pursue a utility man.
Martinez suffered his injury Tuesday when he was hit by a pitch in a Grapefruit League game...
It has become a war of attrition at second base in Philadelphia.
On Monday, we heard that Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has plateaued in his rehab. He is not expected to be healthy by Opening Day. To make matters worse, utility infielder Michael Martinez broke a bone in his foot after being struck by a pitch from Orioles’ reliever Jim Johnson on Tuesday afternoon. The 29...