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The Phillies Zone Archive: March, 2012
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Why Contreras is headed for minors
Tue, Mar 27, 2012, 5:19 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Jose Contreras is not scheduled to pitch in another Grapefruit League game. Instead, he'll pitch in a minor-league...
Dubee in love with Diekman
Tue, Mar 27, 2012, 4:52 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — After Rich Dubee saw Jake Diekman throw off a mound for the first time in February, the pitching coach was smitten...
Notable minor-league assignments
Mon, Mar 26, 2012, 10:00 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Sunday was a day of rest at minor-league camp, as the Phillies made their cuts and assembled the rosters for their...
Roster 3.0: Is there anybody out there?
Mon, Mar 26, 2012, 8:04 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Seven days from now, the Phillies will travel to Orlando for their 32d and final Grapefruit League game. They'll hop...
Joe Blanton is the Phillies' fifth starter - for now
Mon, Mar 26, 2012, 6:26 PM
Video: The Phillies have six starters for five spots in the pitching rotation, and while they could use Joe Blanton as trade bait, at this...
Polanco bats 1.000 in minor-league finger test
Sat, Mar 24, 2012, 12:32 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Placido Polanco tested the injured left ring finger that had kept him out of the lineup the entire week by playing in a...
Thome will play first base in big-league game Sunday
Sat, Mar 24, 2012, 9:46 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. – If you’ve been waiting to see Jim Thome play first base, tune into the Phillies’ televised game Sunday...
A pleasant surprise for Kennelly
Fri, Mar 23, 2012, 9:16 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — When Tim Kennelly finished his work at minor-league camp Thursday afternoon, he was summoned inside the Carpenter...
Utley returns to camp, Brown optioned
Fri, Mar 23, 2012, 7:08 PM
Video: Chase Utley returned to Phillies camp on Friday and is expected to address the media on Sunday. The Inquirer's Bob Brookover reports...
Polanco's finger on the mend
Thu, Mar 22, 2012, 12:26 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Placido Polanco took a big step toward returning from a sprained ring finger on his left hand when he participated in batting...