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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

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
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