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Archive: February, 2010

Hamels speaks

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 2:26 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Cole Hamels met with reporters earlier and detailed how he changed his off-season training. Instead of not picking up a ball like he did last off-season, Hamels followed a long tossing program he learned from Mark Prior, who Hamels has known since he was 14. Because he threw during... Read more

First workout in Clearwater

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 9:50 AM
After two quiet days at Bright House Field, the Phillies locker room exploded with energy this morning in advance of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, which is about to begin. This is the first official day of spring training. Rich Dubee, once again in charge of organizing camp logistics... Read more

2 p.m.: Live Phillies chat

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 9:38 AM
Join Andy Martino for a live Phillies chat at 2 p.m.. He'll take your questions straight from Clearwater. Read more

Sights and sounds from a quiet day

Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 1:22 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It certainly doesn't feel like baseball weather, but the majority of the Phillies' pitchers and catchers have reported here a day before the mandatory date. The only major-league pitchers absent on Tuesday were Jamie Moyer and Jose Contreras. Catcher Carlos Ruiz also has yet to... Read more

Moyer fired up about 2010, leaves open the chance of 2011

Sunday, February 14, 2010, 11:25 AM
The frequent and sometimes alarming news about Jamie Moyer’s health this winter has led many of his fans to assume that the 47-year-old’s career is winding down. And while that may be the case, Moyer does not see it that way. Before an event last night at St. Joseph's University, I had... Read more

Live chat with Matt Gelb

Sunday, February 14, 2010, 11:13 PM
Join the Inquirer's Matt Gelb for a live chat from Clearwater, Fla., as Phillies pitchers and catchers prepare to report to Spring Training later this week. Read more

Spring training preview nuggets

Saturday, February 13, 2010, 12:55 PM
In tomorrow’s Inquirer, we’ll be running our annual spring training preview section, with all sorts of fun Phillies stuff. I thought I'd drop a few items into the blog, to give you some Phils material to think and talk about on the final Saturday before camp opens (Matt Gelb and I will... Read more

Phillies dispute report of signed Japanese pitchers

Sunday, February 7, 2010, 10:02 AM
Contrary to reports from Japan, the Phillies have not come to agreements with Japanese relievers Shigetoshi Yamakita and Naoyo Okamoto, a Phillies spokesman said. Japan's Daily Sports Online had reported on Friday that the Phillies had signed Yamakita and Okamoto to minor-league deals. Both pitched... Read more

Phillies sign Oscar Villarreal to minor-league deal

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 12:30 PM
The Phillies signed reliever Oscar Villarreal to a minor-league deal on Thursday. Villarreal, who missed the entire 2009 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, will not be invited to spring training. Villarreal, 28, last pitched in 2008 with Houston when he appeared in 35 games, compiling a 1-3... Read more

Phillies prospect arrested on three misdemeanors

Monday, February 1, 2010, 12:04 PM
The Phillies' seventh-round pick in last year's draft, Brody Colvin, was arrested early Sunday morning in Lafayette, La., on three misdemeanor charges. Colvin, 19, was released without bail on counts of simple battery, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest, according to a spokesman from the Lafayette... Read more
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