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Halladay aiming to get back on mound Saturday

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 12:23 PM
Roy Halladay returned to practice for the first time today since leaving Sunday's scheduled start with a stomach virus after just one inning. Halladay said his plan is to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday and then make his scheduled start on Saturday, although he acknowledged that everything depends... Read more

Pondering the organizational depth chart at pitcher as Rodrigo Lopez is reassigned

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 9:39 AM
Last week, I wrote a little bit about one of the more under-the-radar competitions of spring training. It is under-the-radar because the spot that is up for grabs might not be a spot on the major league roster. Call it the sixth starter, as in, the starter who will be called up to join the rotation... Read more

Bulletin board material for Phillies

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 9:19 AM
Occupying a central place in the Phillies clubhouse is a large bulletin board, which features the daily lineup, the pitching schedule, and other assorted odds and ends that need to be seen by the entire team. It sits next to a refrigerator that is stocked with water. My favorite thing about the bulletin... Read more

Halladay sent home for second straight day

Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:10 PM
Ruben Amaro Jr. arrived at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex for Monday's Phillies-Braves game shortly before noon. The Phillies GM was away from the team this weekend and spent his first few minutes chatting with all of the principle people in Lake Buena Vista, including manager Charlie Manuel... Read more

Kratz on Halladay

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 4:56 PM
Erik Kratz kindly took over the choir of every starting pitcher on the day they pitch: talking to the media after the game. Here is the complete and candid Erik Kratz talking about Roy Halladay, who left Sunday's game after just one inning with a stomach illness. Q: His last start compared to this... Read more

Roy Halladay leaves game after one inning due to stomach virus

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 1:28 PM
Five days after a rough outing against the Tigers in which Roy Halladay said he felt "lethargic," the veteran righthander left a St. Patrick's Day start against the Orioles after one inning with what the Phillies described as a "stomach virus." Halladay allowed a single and walked a batter but did... Read more

Delmon Young runs for consecutive days

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 12:42 PM
Delmon Young took batting practice before Sunday's St. Patrick's Day tilt with the Baltimore Orioles. It's beomce a regular activity for the veteran outfielder since returning from getting his surgically-repaired right ankle checked out by a doctor in California nearly two weeks ago. So what's new... Read more

Bullpen competition heating up

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 9:32 AM
And then there were 16. Before the clubhouse opened at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning the Phillies sent two of the organization’s most promising bullpens arms to minor league camp, and thus, out of the running for major league bullpen jobs. Lefthander Jake Diekman and right-hander Justin De Fratus... Read more

Hamels gets Opening Day nod

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6:00 PM
Breaking news in Clearwater: Cole Hamels has been named the Opening Day starter for the 2013 season. Full disclosure: that sentence was typed with tongue firmly set in cheek. Hamels has been lined up for the start since the Phillies set up their rotation for Grapefruit League games over three weeks... Read more

Inciarte impresses, but not a roster lock

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:09 PM
Ender Inciarte might not have a name that rolls of the tongue, but he’s been a favorite of Charlie Manuel in his postgame briefings with the press this spring. The Rule 5 pick continued that trend on Thursday. Enciarte, who started in center field, went 1-for-3 with a double and also threw... Read more
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