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Archive: March, 2012

Will Dubee split the lefties?

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 10:15 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Rich Dubee will often chide those who make inferences from his pitching schedule. But usually, the piece of paper he tacks to the board in the middle of the Phillies clubhouse is a good view into the pitching coach's mind. And right now, Dubee's schedule indicates he could... Read more

Thursday injury roundup

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 9:37 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ryan Howard wore two sneakers Thursday morning. That's sort of a big deal, but not really. Until Howard doesn't wear the boot during his activities in the field, he's still constrained by it. The wound is healing enough to the point where Howard can at least walk without aggravating... Read more

Pierre, Podsednik, and infield names

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:25 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — While reporting on the story that appears in Thursday's Inquirer about Charlie Manuel's desire for situational ball, the manager had some interesting insight into the decision that lies ahead regarding the fifth outfielder job. One of Juan Pierre and Scott Podsednik is a near... Read more

That's Baseball: Questions piling up for Phillies

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 8:38 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Matt Gelb and Bob Brookover report on the latest Phillies injuries and discuss the team's need for a righthanded bat off the bench in this week's edition of That's Baseball. Read more

Aumont, Schwimer sent down

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 8:57 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The talent contained in Phillippe Aumont's right arm is obvious. So is the polish he still lacks. Aumont was one of four pitchers sent to minor-league camp Tuesday morning by the Phillies. In addition, Michael Schwimer was optioned while David Purcey and Jeremy Horst were... Read more

Why 89 is a deceiving number

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 8:00 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — So Roy Halladay admitted it. You caught him. He's throwing in the high 80s this spring. He won't diss the radar guns that sit behind home plate because they typically track accurate readings. But he will take issue with the notion that mid-March velocity predicates future... Read more

Video: Halladay sharp vs. Orioles

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 5:57 PM
Video: Roy Halladay was sharp in six innings of work Tuesday against the Orioles. Matt Gelb of the Inquirer reports from Sarasota, Fla. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Read more

Phillies release Pineiro

Monday, March 19, 2012, 1:03 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — While Chase Utley hysteria set in Monday morning, the Phillies released righthander Joel Pineiro. Pineiro was signed with the hopes of providing starting rotation depth, but he could ask for his release come March 30 if he wasn't added to the major-league roster. It's possible... Read more

Rule 5er Castillo impressing Cubs

Monday, March 19, 2012, 9:01 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies do not have a Rule 5 player in camp for the first time since 2005, but they do have a vested interest in the process. Lendy Castillo, a 22-year-old righthander who pitched at single-A Lakewood in 2011, was taken in the draft by the Chicago Cubs. And he's made... Read more

Roster prediction (Version 2.0)

Monday, March 19, 2012, 7:05 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Exactly two weeks remain in Florida for the Phillies and there are just as many, if not more, questions than when pitchers and catchers reported. In our latest roster prediction, some of those unknowns are reflected. Read Version 1.0 of the roster here. CATCHERS (2) Carlos... Read more
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