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Archive: February, 2009

Phillies' Werth hurt, Burrell bats for Rays

Saturday, February 28, 2009, 12:36 PM
Inquirer staff writer Jim Salisbury reports from Phillies camp in Clearwater, Fla. Checking in before the Phillies play Pat Burrell and the Tampa Bay Rays today at Bright House Field, where it is 77 degrees with a home-run wind blowing out to left. # Jayson Werth’s first start of the spring... Read more

Phillies release Adam Eaton

Friday, February 27, 2009, 10:31 AM
Inquirer staff writer Jim Salisbury reports from Phillies camp in Clearwater, Fla. The Phillies have released pitcher Adam Eaton. The team owes him $9 millon for this season. More details to come. Read more

Hamels: Phils/Mets cross-talk hype 'out of hand'

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 12:56 PM
Inquirer staff writer Jim Salisbury reports from Phillies camp in Clearwater, Fla. Stopped in the 7-Eleven on East Bay Drive for gas, a coffee and the morning papers on the way to the ballpark today and couldn’t help but notice the back page of the national edition of the New York Post. Here... Read more

Mike Schmidt weighs in on another Series win, A-Rod

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 11:15 AM
Inquirer staff writer Jim Salisbury reports: Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt, in spring training as a guest instructor, gave his annual State of the Phillies/Game address this morning in Clearwater. Schmidt touched on the Phillies' chance of repeating: Very good if they stay healthy. He touched on Alex... Read more

Phillies tickets on sale tomorrow morning

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 5:54 PM
This just in, from the Phillies: Individual tickets go on sale tomorrow morning. The Majestic Clubhouse store opens at 7 a.m., with a 15 percent discount all day. Tickets go on sale at 9 am at the West Ticket Windows, near the Majestic store. The team promises surprises for early-risers. Read more

Kendrick's job to lose

Sunday, February 15, 2009, 2:46 PM
Inquirer staff writer Jim Salisbury reports: The Phillies have completed Day 2 of workouts for pitchers and catchers. After today's workout, pitching coach Rich Dubee said that righthander Kyle Kendrick "is still the leading candidate" for the open fifth starter's job. "I can't walk... Read more

Miguel Cairo on Board

Sunday, February 15, 2009, 4:26 PM
Inquirer staff writer Jim Salisbury reports: The Phils signed veteran utility man Miguel Cairo to a minor league contract today and invited him to spring training. The veteran infielder will be a candidate to add infield depth. Cairo, 34, has played 1,200 big-league games for seven teams. He played... Read more

Romero takes punishment, moves on

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 11:20 AM
Inquirer staff writer Jim Salisbury reports: Phillies pitcher J.C. Romero met with reporters this morning for the first time since receiving a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. Romero tested positive for androstenedione after using an over-the-counter dietary supplement... Read more

Hamels is the man

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 3:29 PM
Inquirer staff writer Jim Salisbury reports: Some years, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel doesn't decide who his opening day starter will be until a few weeks have passed in spring training. Other years, he knows all along, but won't reveal it. This year, Manuel named his opening day starter right... Read more

Pitchers and catchers ...

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 1:34 PM
Players are trickling into the Phillies' spring training complex in Clearwater, Fla. The official first day of workouts, for pitchers and catchers, is Saturday, but some early birds are getting a head start. Read more
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