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Archive: April, 2011

Oswalt's family unharmed in tornado

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 7:16 PM
A quick update on Roy Oswalt. . . The Phillies have told the veteran righthander to take all the time he needs to help his family clean up from the devastating series of storms that swept through Mississippi earlier this week. It still isn't clear when Oswalt will return to the team, and considering... Read more

Blanton placed on DL; Worley to start Fri.

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 5:58 PM
Just got word from the Phillies that righthander Joe Blanton has been placed on the disabled list with what the team is calling a medial impingement of the right (throwing) elbow. No immediate indication on the severity of the injury, but righthander Vance Worley has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh... Read more

Game 24 (15-8): More on Oswalt; Mayberry in line-up

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 2:37 PM
Updated: 12:02 p.m. The Phillies just released a statement about Roy Oswalt, saying he has left the team to deal with some issues involving the massive system of storms that moved through his home state of Mississippi. Ruben Amaro Jr.: “There has been a tremendous amount of tornado activity... Read more

Oswalt's back a concern?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 1:05 AM
Charlie Manuel didn't remove Roy Oswalt from the game after 57 pitches because of concerns about his health. And after the Phillies' 7-5 loss to the D-Backs Tuesday night, the manager said Oswalt did not mention any discomfort to him. But Oswalt's stuff was clearly flat. His velocity was down a couple... Read more

Contreras out 3 to 4 weeks, other updates

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 8:07 PM
The news was surprisingly good on the injury front for Jose Contreras, who underwent an MRI on his ailing elbow yesterday. Contreras was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of the flexor pronator tendon. The Phillies are hoping that he can be back pitching competitively within three to four weeks. The... Read more

How long will the Phillies stick with Raul?

Sunday, April 24, 2011, 1:52 PM
Raul Ibanez is struggling. He is hitless in his last 18 plate appearances, and is batting just .187/.265/.253 overall. Against lefties, he is 3-for-21 with nine strikeouts and a walk. Understandably, Charlie Manuel is giving Ibanez the day off today against lefty Wade LeBlanc. John Mayberry Jr. is... Read more

Pre-game notes: Bullpen, Mayberry and more

Friday, April 22, 2011, 8:06 PM
Pitching coach Rich Dubee shot down any concern about righthander Ryan Madson today, saying the veteran set-up man was simply given a night off on Thursday after pitching four times in six days. Manager Charlie Manuel had caused ears to perk up after the game when he mentioned that Madson was "sore... Read more

Madson's absence causes a bullpen shuffle

Friday, April 22, 2011, 2:16 AM
One ominous lesson to take from an otherwise uneventful 3-0 victory over the Padres Thursday night: the Phillies could be in serious trouble if Ryan Madson or Jose Contreras suffer an injury. Madson was unavailable to pitch last night because of what manager Charlie Manuel termed "soreness." Manuel... Read more

Fore! Phillies-Padres might be par 3 contest

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 1:18 PM
Waking up this morning, I saw something I never thought I'd see: a gray day in San Diego. Those who have visited SoCal know that the residents here exist in a perpetual bliss of mid-70's sun and little humidity. Allegedly, the clouds will part later this afternoon and the temperature will sit in the... Read more

Chat Phillies with Paul Hagen

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 11:02 PM
Paul Hagen will chat Phillies in a Hot Button chat Thursday at noon. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more
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