Monday, March 2, 2015

A new wrinkle in Phillies' spring training

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:34 AM
The Phillies are trying something new this spring, and it began Tuesday with their first full-squad workout. Stemming from an idea manager Ryne Sandberg brought up to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. toward the end of last season, the 30 position players in camp have been split into six hitting groups... Read more

Sandberg says Howard looks agile

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 6:55 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The rightfielder stood still and lifted his head to the sky. There was no need to turn as nothing could prevent Ryan Howard’s drive from sailing over the fence. The Phillies first baseman hit back-to-back home runs to end batting practice on Tuesday, the first full-squad workout... Read more

Chase Utley begins spring training with sore ankle

Monday, February 23, 2015, 1:49 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chase Utley said in his spring training news conference on Monday morning that he sprained his ankle in January and is still dealing with the pain. “It’s improved dramatically over the past two weeks but it’s still not perfect,” Utley said. “Early in... Read more

Kevin Slowey, a Phillies' non-roster invitee, open to starting or relieving

Monday, February 23, 2015, 7:12 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Spending parts of the last two seasons with the Miami Marlins, Kevin Slowey saw plenty of the Phillies. The veteran pitcher also remembered Jim Thome, his former Minnesota Twins teammate, always speaking highly of the organization. So for his 10th spring training, Slowey decided... Read more

Darren Daulton returns to Clearwater with clean bill of health

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3:52 PM
After receiving an MRI clear of cancer, former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton joined the team in Clearwater. Read more

Galvis says he doesn't feel pressure as shortstop to replace Rollins

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 9:49 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Freddy Galvis has the unenviable task of replacing Jimmy Rollins as the Phillies’ everyday shortstop. The slick-fielding 25-year-old said Sunday morning he doesn’t feel extra pressure because of the act he’s following. “Jimmy was Jimmy. Jimmy was the man... Read more

Utley, Galvis report early to camp

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 2:18 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chase Utley and Freddy Galvis - the Phillies projected starting middle infielders - both reported to spring training on Saturday morning. The players were not required to report until Monday. The first full-squad workout is Tuesday. Pitchers and catchers reported earlier this week... Read more

Hamels: 'You can't count us out'

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:49 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cole Hamels said he agreed with sentiment that Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon expressed about the current Phillies roster. The team’s top pitcher said the Phillies can compete this season despite management’s comments that the franchise is rebuilding. “You can’t... Read more

Nelson finds spring training home with Phillies

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:59 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The Phillies called in November as the first team to extend Chris Nelson an invitation to spring training. The veteran infielder - and former first-round pick - jumped at the chance. Nelson waited until late January last year to sign a minor-league contract with Cincinnati. It felt... Read more

Papelbon "not so sold" on Phillies' rebuilding

Friday, February 20, 2015, 1:17 PM
Jonathan Papelbon spoke Friday afternoon for the first time this spring, and despite the Phillies front office’s stated intentions of rebuilding, the 34-year-old closer doesn’t seem so sure. “In my opinion, I’m still not so sold on this entire rebuilding,” he said. “I... Read more
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