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Archive: March, 2011

A day for the Dubees

Friday, March 4, 2011, 4:42 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. — When Michael Dubee was announced over the loudspeaker at McKechnie Field as the new Pittsburgh pitcher, Pete Orr was standing in the on-deck circle. He turned around to ask for a scouting report from the best source possible: the pitcher's father. "Oh, I told him what he had... Read more

Amaro: Utley remains the "same"

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 12:04 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There is no change in Chase Utley's status, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said this morning. Utley has yet to play in a Grapefruit League game while sidelined with patellar tendinitis. The second baseman has been shut down from doing anything besides hitting since Sunday... Read more

Another baby Chooch

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 1:02 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Carlos Ruiz left Phillies camp Wednesday to travel home to Panama for the birth of his second child. Ruiz's agent, Marc Kligman, reported both mother and child are doing well after a birth via Cesarean section. It's the couple's first child and Ruiz's second. The 32-year-old catcher... Read more

What a 3-hour bus ride does to a roster

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 9:17 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A potential precursor to the World Series, this will not be. That's what a three-hour bus trip will do to a team in spring training. It can be ugly. So, we present the Phillies travel roster for the trip to play Boston in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday: Tuffy Gosewisch Eric Kratz Joel... Read more

Video: Phillies plan' for Domonic Brown

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 8:22 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Matt Gelb discusses the struggles of 23-year-old Domonic Brown, who is fighting for the starting job in right field, as well as Roy Oswalt's first outing of the spring. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all... Read more

In today's Inquirer: Lee, Dorfman, Oswalt

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 8:03 AM
Your daily rundown of Phillies coverage in The Inquirer to read while sharpening your skills for the B game... -- Yes, it finally happened (again). Cliff Lee took the mound as a Phillie and the smitten faithful loved every moment of it. -- Roy Halladay's most important mentor died Monday and Phil... Read more

Mailbag: 2012, Mayberry, Young

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 10:59 AM
Finally time for the first mailbag of the spring. If you want to see your question answered in this space, visit this page and submit a question. Let's open it up... Eric from Cherry Hill writes: How long do you think R2C2 will stay around for? I think it obviously depends a lot on what happens... Read more

In today's Inquirer: Halladay, Anderson and the other J.C.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7:57 AM
Your daily rundown of Phillies coverage to read as you attempt to see how far you can throw an octopus... -- Rarely will Roy Halladay go through the motions. Monday was no exception. But this spring, we've noticed a more relaxed Halladay around the clubhouse, too. -- Phil Sheridan writes about the... Read more

Updates on Utley, Charlie's contract

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 4:47 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Some news to pass along after a Phillies 6-2 loss to Detroit: 1. Chase Utley hasn't progressed to running or fielding yet. Charlie Manuel downplayed Utley's need for at-bats now, which raises the question of whether his patellar tendinitis may sideline him for a significant part... Read more
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