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Oswalt struck in head, Castillo debuts

A scary moment today in the fourth inning today as Roy Oswalt was struck in the back of the neck by a Manny Ramirez line drive. He left the game under his own power, which was pretty amazing given what at first looked like a direct shot to the back of the head.

Oswalt struck in head, Castillo debuts

Luis Castillo was 0-for-4 in his debut with the Phillies. (Associated Press)
Luis Castillo was 0-for-4 in his debut with the Phillies. (Associated Press)

 A scary moment today in the fourth inning today as Roy Oswalt was struck in the back of the neck by a Manny Ramirez line drive. He left the game under his own power, which was pretty amazing given what at first looked like a direct shot to the back of the head.

We'll keep you updated. Here's everything we know right now.

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Until the Oswalt incident, the story of the day was Luis Castillo's Phillies debut. As I write this, he is 0-for-3 through seven innings.

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His second at-bat resulted in a well-hit line drive directly at Rays second baseman Felipe Lopez. His first at-bat resulted in a weak groundball to first base. His third at-bat resulted in a groundout to second base.

He hasn't seen many balls his way in the field.

He's playing second base and batting second.

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Here is a list of your Phillies injuries thus far this spring:

  1. Chase Utley (knee tendinitis, appears headed for DL)
  2. Brad Lidge (biceps soreness, missed 11 days, is back)
  3. Placido Polanco (hyper-extended elbow, hasn't played since March 15)
  4. Jose Contreras (scratched cornea, threw bullpen today, day-to-day)
  5. Domonic Brown (broken hand, out another 3-4 weeks)
  6. Roy Oswalt (neck bruise, status TBA)

 


 

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