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Archive: March, 2011

Lidge shut down with new shoulder pain

Friday, March 25, 2011, 8:52 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Brad Lidge came to spring training healthy, a rare occurrence. He will leave Florida on the disabled list with a new, troubling injury: Pain in the back of his right shoulder. Lidge said he will be shut down for the unforeseen future and will undergo an MRI when the team returns... Read more

Amaro says Utley headed for disabled list

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 12:29 PM
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made the obvious official Thursday. Asked if there was any chance that Chase Utley would be ready for the start of the season, Amaro said, "I would not think so. He has not been on the field yet and the season is only a week away." Utley, sidelined by patellar... Read more

Oswalt feeling all right

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 10:18 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Roy Oswalt's neck was swollen, but his senses and sense of humor remained intact the morning after being struck by a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay's Manny Ramirez Wednesday in the fourth inning of the road game against the Rays. "I actually slept pretty well," the Phillies... Read more

Oswalt struck by liner; X-rays negative

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 2:47 PM
UPDATE (3:17 p.m.): A Phillies official says X-rays on Roy Oswalt were negative. Good news for the pitcher. EARLIER: PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Scary moment in today's Grapefruit League game against Tampa Bay, but early indications are it could have been worse. Roy Oswalt was hit in the back of the... Read more

Money, money, money

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 12:38 PM
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The era of good feelings (and money) has never been better for Philadelphia baseball. We know this; 123 straight sellouts at Citizens Bank Park are a fine indication. Three more pieces of information released Wednesday confirm it. 1. In its annual valuation of baseball teams... Read more

Lidge returns from shoulder soreness; Castillo arrives

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 1:39 PM
Brad Lidge returned to the mound for the first time in 11 days Tuesday afternoon by pitching a scoreless inning in a minor-league game at the Carpenter Complex. Facing minor-leaguers from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, Lidge threw 16 pitches -- 12 for strikes -- and allowed one hit. "It actually... Read more

Castillo's late arrival called a 'miscommunication'

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 11:18 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Charlie Manuel said he wasn't disappointed because he doesn't get disappointed. But he had put Luis Castillo in his lineup Tuesday and expected the second baseman to be here because he does not have a great deal of time to prove he can make the Phillies. "I didn't talk to Castillo... Read more

Castillo late; won't play next two days

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 8:37 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- And so the tryout is down to seven games. Newly acquired second baseman Luis Castillo has not yet arrived to Phillies camp and will not play today as expected. He is not in Wednesday's scheduled lineup either. Uh-oh. Charlie Manuel had Castillo in his original lineup posted this... Read more

Adding Castillo leaves door open for 11 pitchers

Monday, March 21, 2011, 11:17 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Attempt to follow my logic here: -- The Phillies have brought Luis Castillo in for what equates to a 10-day, no-cost trial. My thinking is so long as he doesn't completely bomb, he's on the team. "He'll either make our team or be released," Ruben Amaro Jr. said. Meaning the Phillies... Read more

Oh by the way, there's a game

Monday, March 21, 2011, 9:40 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- So a few whispers say the weather isn't so smooth back home on this Monday. The perfect cure is in Florida. Phillies vs. Red Sox. Halladay vs. Lester. The game is being televised nationally by ESPN and fans began lining up for standing-room only tickets at 2:30 a.m. Bright House... Read more
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