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*Ryan Howard took batting practice yesterday and continues to progress in his rehab back from that ugly left Achilles injury. He's also been taking ground balls from a stationary position on the field, but hopes to increase baseball activities in the coming weeks. Estimate for his return to the lineup still remains towards the end of May.*Placido Polanco says he's "good to go" this season, after undergoing 2 hernia surgeries this winter. Phils need a healthy and productive Polly in the lineup and on the field. He plays quality defense, but his offense has been in steep decline. Hopefully he's able to boost the batting average back up to around .300 and be a positive force on this team.*With Howard's injury, the question is who will man 1st base in his absence. Many people suspected John Mayberry would get some of the time there, but Charlie Manuel wants him mostly in LF. Wigginton, Thome, and Nix can all handle 1st, so letting Mayberry roam the outfield and...
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