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Archive: February, 2011

Source: Durbin could return to Phillies on minor-league deal

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 7:51 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — As Grapefruit League games are just days away from beginning, former Phillie Chad Durbin is still without a job. While the Phillies pulled their offer of a major-league deal to Durbin weeks ago, the door is still not closed on a possible return for Durbin, a baseball source... Read more

Hamels starts Grapefruit League opener

Monday, February 21, 2011, 1:32 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Pitching coach Rich Dubee was kind enough to post the first week pitching schedule as exhibition games begin Thursday. Here it is: Thursday vs. Florida State Drew Naylor Eddie Bonine Juan Perez Michael Stutes Michael Schwimer Justin De Fratus Scott Mathieson Saturday at Yankees Cole... Read more

Ibanez at 39

Monday, February 21, 2011, 9:41 AM
In Monday's Inquirer, we wrote about the confidence Raul Ibanez brings into his 16th major-league season. He will turn 39 on June 2 and that will make him one of the lone everyday players at that age in baseball. Ibanez had a disappointing first half in 2010, causing Charlie Manuel to wonder about... Read more

Lee: 'I'm perfectly fine'

Monday, February 21, 2011, 8:33 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Cliff Lee missed a few days of throwing immediately before spring training because of a muscle strain under his armpit, but the lefthander insisted Monday he is totally healthy now. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said an MRI was performed on Lee during the first week... Read more

In today's Inquirer: Lee, Ibanez, Perlozzo

Monday, February 21, 2011, 7:56 AM
Your daily rundown of Phillies coverage to read while you wonder what in the world Kanye was thinking when he put those pants on... -- As first reported by The Inquirer's Bob Brookover, Cliff Lee came to camp nursing a side strain, but he's now healthy even though the Phillies are being cautious. --... Read more

Some bravado? Charlie likes it

Sunday, February 20, 2011, 1:25 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- No doubt Jimmy Rollins knew what he said would be plastered on headlines everywhere Sunday. (Hey, we may be dummies, but when a story like that smacks you in the face, it's hard to mess it up.) Charlie Manuel heard it too, and he was fine with the statement. Rollins says the Phillies'... Read more

Coverage in Sunday's Inquirer

Sunday, February 20, 2011, 7:57 AM
Here is today's Phillies coverage in The Inquirer while you crunch the numbers and decide if 116 wins are possible... -- If all goes according to plan, there will be many masterpieces painted in the glove of Carlos Ruiz. Bob Brookover goes Inside the Phillies and talks pitching with the catcher. --... Read more

Amaro: Lee had mild strain

Sunday, February 20, 2011, 6:21 PM
UPDATED VERSION CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Cliff Lee's Carpenter Complex side sessions have been a little bit shorter than his pitching peers since the Phillies opened spring training a week ago, and a mild strain under his left arm pit is the reason why. The Inquirer learned Sunday that the Phillies' prized... Read more

Rollins: 'We'll win 100 games'

Saturday, February 19, 2011, 2:32 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- As he enters what could be his final season in the only organization he has ever known, Jimmy Rollins is doing what he knows best. It's prediction time. "We'll win 100 games," Rollins said Saturday. "I really plan on going after, what is it, Seatlle won 114 [sic] or something... Read more

Coverage in Saturday's Inquirer

Saturday, February 19, 2011, 7:52 AM
Some Phillies coverage to read from today's Inquirer while you wonder what motivational tricks Charlie Manuel has up his sleeve for his annual speech... -- Charlie Manuel has always wanted Ryan Howard to stand closer to the plate. The manager may finally get his wish. -- Within today's notebook,... Read more
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