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Abreu will not make the Phillies' Opening Day roster

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 4:36 PM
Bobby Abreu was informed by the Phillies that he will not make the Opening Day roster. Abreu made his sixth start of the spring in right field on Wednesday. He had been sidelined for two games earlier this week with left shoulder soreness. Abreu was slow to get to a ball in the right field corner... Read more

Ruf out 4-6 weeks with oblique injury

Friday, March 21, 2014, 4:54 PM
Darin Ruf was hopeful as he stood by his locker on Friday morning. But he was also still sore. Ruf had an MRI on Friday on an oblique injury that kept him out of the lineup on Thursday. The result is bad news for the composition of the Phillies bench. Ruf suffered a Grade 1/2 left oblique strain... Read more

Freddy Galvis has MRSA infection

Friday, March 21, 2014, 2:17 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Freddy Galvis will not be on the roster when the Phillies begin the season in Texas a week from Monday. But Galvis has a more serious issue to deal with that pales in comparison to his availability for Opening Day. Galvis has a MRSA infection, a source told the Daily News on Friday... Read more

Fredy Galvis hospitalized with staph infection, being tested for MRSA

Friday, March 21, 2014, 9:42 AM
Last week, Freddy Galvis was wearing his pant legs down during pregame infield practice. Asked afterward why he was going away from his normal high-socked look, Galvis said it was just temporary. Then he showed off a bruise on his left knee from sliding into a base. Now Galvis is in the hospital... Read more

Ruf out with oblique injury

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 1:16 PM
Darin Ruf's chance at making his first major league Opening Day roster may have taken a wrong turn in Kissimmee. Ruf suffered a strained left oblique during batting practice on Thursday. Ruf was immediately scratched from the lineup for the game against the Houston Astros. He will be re-evaluated... Read more

Adams targeting mid-April return after minor league outing

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 1:31 PM
Mike Adams is targeting a return sometime between April 13th and April 15th as he continues to work his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. That's a soft date, obviously. Rehab rarely progresses in a straight line. But we can report that the veteran righthander looked sharp in his first competitive... Read more

Hamels ready for hitters

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 10:42 AM
The most newsworthy yet not surprising thing to come out of Cole Hamels latest side bullpen session followed by chat with the media: he will not be pitching in a game in Clearwater before the Phillies leave camp next week. On Wednesday morning, with a week and a day remaining until camp breaks, Hamels... Read more

We've seen this Jimmy Rollins thing before, and it should be avoided

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 11:17 AM
Let's take a moment to say what should not happen. We'll humor Ruben Amaro Jr. and Ryne Sandberg and Larry Bowa by including the obligatory disclaimer that we should not infer concretely that it will happen, or that it is currently happening. But we'll also point out that, if things were to unfold... Read more

Lee named Opening Day starter

Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:46 PM
Ryne Sandberg was nice enough to provide some news on a rainy day when the Phillies-Orioles game was canceled in Clearwater. He named Cliff Lee his Opening Day starter on Monday. "Easy call," Sandberg said. "Obvious reasons. An All-Star last year. The way he's pitched this spring. Easy call." It's... Read more

Hamels: 'My strength is there'

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 11:36 AM
Cole Hamels will not be ready on Opening Day. But he announced that from the get-go, on Feb. 12, a day before pitchers and catchers held their first workout of spring training. Cole Hamels could be ready at some point in April, depending on how he progresses in the coming weeks. Hamels was "thoroughly... Read more
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