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Schmidt battled Stage 3 skin cancer

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 10:49 AM
Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt was diagnosed with Stage 3 melanoma in August and underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment in the months that followed. But when he arrived to Clearwater, Fla., to begin his second tenure with the Phillies broadcast team, Schmidt said the latest scans on his body have... Read more

Hamels will throw Sunday

Friday, March 14, 2014, 1:08 PM
Cole Hamels isn't in a rush to get into a game in 2014 because, when he does come back, he wants to be 100 percent sure he's back for good and ready to help the Phillies win. Hamels may or may not get into a game before the Phillies break camp on March 27. But he'll inch closer this Sunday when he... Read more

Sandberg says Rollins' rest not disciplinary

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 4:44 PM
Ryne Sandberg had a conversation with Jimmy Rollins prior to Thursday’s game in Clearwater regarding comments the shortstop made in the Philadelphia Daily News on Tuesday regarding the Phillies offensive struggles this spring. “Who cares,” Rollins said in the paper. “When the... Read more

Gonzalez unsure when he'll throw again

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 12:55 PM
Twenty-four hours earlier, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez was in shorts and sandals. After a brief workout, his work day was over before 11 a.m. as he exited the Carpenter Complex. Gonzalez, the 27-year-old Cuban free agent rookie, has a sore shoulder. He was back in uniform on Thursday for pregame work... Read more

Rollins talks about being benched

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9:02 AM
Jimmy Rollins got a phone call on Tuesday morning that he wouldn't have to be on the bus for Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Although he had been penciled in the lineup previously, he was no longer in the starting nine. He could stay in Clearwater. Rollins showed up ready for work shortly after 8 a.m. on Wednesday... Read more

Sandberg silent on Rollins' rest

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 4:56 PM
As of Wednesday morning, when the lineup was posted in the clubhouse, Jimmy Rollins isn’t in the lineup for Thursday’s game in Clearwater against the New York Yankees. It would be the third straight day Rollins is out of the starting lineup. Rollins said he was healthy when he arrived... Read more

Pettibone says he's game-ready

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:01 PM
In addition to Cole Hamels, Mike Adams and Jonathan Pettibone both threw off the mound on Wednesday morning. Both faced hitters in live batting practice sessions. It was the second time Pettibone faced hitters. Pettibone's next step could be to jump into a game, whether it's in the Grapefruit schedule... Read more

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has shoulder soreness

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 10:56 AM
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez ran along the outfield fence at Ashburn Field at the Carpenter Complex on Wednesday morning, but he walked out of Bright House Field at 10:40 a.m. He was in street clothes and not headed to the Phillies exhibition game in Sarasota. “He had some anterior soreness in his... Read more

Hamels feels 'really good' following bullpen session

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:37 AM
Cole Hamels said his arm felt “really good” following his first throwing session off a mound in 11 days. Hamels remains noncommittal on whether he thinks he’ll be able to join the rotation in April, preferring to take his progress in week-by-week steps. Last Thursday, Hamels, who... Read more

Rollins rests, again

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8:28 AM
Jimmy Rollins walked into the home clubhouse at Bright House Field around 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Minutes later, he said he was fine (translation: healthy). He hit in the indoor cages before the Phillies bus left for Sarasota. It's just curious because, for three straight days this week, Rollins is... Read more
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