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Monday, March 23, 2015, 12:01 PM
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Aaron Nola to start Grapefruit League game Friday

Monday, March 23, 2015, 8:20 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryne Sandberg saw Aaron Nola pitch last month when the Phillies equipped a few minor-league pitchers to throw batting practice as part of a hit-and-run drill. The righthander did exactly what the team needed: throw strikes. Sandberg will be looking for more of the same Friday... Read more

Mario Hollands heading back to Philadelphia with strained arm tendon

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 10:43 AM
FT. MYERS, Fla. - Mario Hollands' attempt to make the opening-day roster for a second straight season took a serious hit Sunday when results of his MRI exam showed a similar injury to the one that cut short his rookie year. Hollands has a strain of the common flexor tendon in his left arm, the... Read more

Mario Hollands bothered by elbow, will have MRI

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 12:03 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Mario Hollands has discomfort in his left elbow and will undergo an MRI on Saturday afternoon. The Phillies reliever said the pain feels similar to last year when he missed the final month of the season with a flexor strain. Hollands, 26, felt the discomfort after throwing his final... Read more

Utley to play the field Saturday, Revere in left

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:35 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --- Second baseman Chase Utley will play the field for the first time in a game on Saturday, and in an interesting outfield alignment centerfielder Ben Revere will play left field. Utley played his first five Grapefruit League games as designated hitter as he worked his way back... Read more

Elvis Araujo sent to minor league camp

Friday, March 20, 2015, 4:25 PM
The Phillies on Friday afternoon optioned lefthander Elvis Araujo to minor league camp. Araujo, 23, impressed over five Grapefruit League innings but was a longshot to make the roster given he has yet to pitch above double A. He allowed only one run, on a home run, and two hits while striking out... Read more

Dom Brown to undergo MRI

Friday, March 20, 2015, 12:26 PM
Rightfielder Domonic Brown said before leaving the clubhouse late Friday morning that he was headed to undergo an MRI. He left Thursday night's game in the third inning because of a sore left Achilles. "We're hoping it's just tendinitis," he said. "Just want to make sure that it's nothing else. It's... Read more

Phillies send Maikel Franco to minor-league camp

Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:52 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Maikel Franco's belongings were packed in a red duffel bag. His locker was nearly empty. The Phillies prospect clutched three bats in each hand and walked out of the clubhouse on Friday morning. His time in major-league camp was up. The Phillies optioned the 22-year-old to minor-league... Read more

Jesse Biddle honors his brother, a Philly school teacher

Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:04 AM
Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle pitches each game with a yellow bracelet on his left wrist and a blue one on his right. They are from the second-grade class of Biddle's older brother, Sam, who teaches at Young Scholars Frederick Douglass Charter School in North Philadelphia. The students earn the... Read more

Brown bothered by Achilles, will see doctor Friday

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 9:04 PM
TAMPA, Fla. - Domonic Brown was removed from Thursday night’s game with a sore left Achilles and will see a doctor on Friday. The pain caused Brown to be removed in the third inning. He said the Achilles has bothered him for two weeks. “I’m definitely frustrated for sure,”... Read more
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