The Phillies Zone Archive: February, 2012

Contreras to throw off mound

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Jose Contreras plopped into his chair and lifted both of his arms in the air. His right arm was wrapped heavily in... Read more

A Hamels primer

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — This afternoon, Cole Hamels will discuss his impending free agency for the first (and likely last) time this spring... Read more

Howard showing signs of Achilles improvement

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Ryan Howard has been jogging, taking grounders at first, and even a little bit of batting practice. However, the team will be taking a conservative... Read more

Jordan was first to acquire Lee

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When someone new joins the Phillies, it's always interesting to see if they have any link to the people already in the organization. Joe Jordan... Read more

Charlie loves Thome

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Charlie Manuel sure does love Jim Thome. I know that's not breaking news, but sometimes Manuel's affection for the power-hitting first baseman... Read more

Phillies will limit Utley in spring training

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Last spring, Chase Utley arrived at camp with what the Phillies termed as "general soreness." It was an ominous beginning... Read more

Phillies sign Kendrick to two-year deal

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — On the day spring training begins, Kyle Kendrick has a new contract. The Phillies have signed the righthander to... Read more

Qualls only one missing as camp begins

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Thirty-four of the 35 pitchers and catchers have reported to Phillies camp for the beginning of spring training. The... Read more

Understanding the Blanton trade rumors

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — It's the beginning of spring training, so there must be Joe Blanton trade rumors. "I wouldn't know what to do if... Read more

Video: Spring Training officially begins

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Video: Phillies Spring Training 2012 officially got under way as pitchers and catchers reported to the Bright House Complex in Clearwater. Have... Read more