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Archive: March, 2011

Video: What's Up With Utley?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 5:35 PM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb chats about what the latest Chase Utley news means for the Phillies and their second baseman. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get... Read more

Utley: 'I've got nothing new'

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 1:15 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's been five days since Chase Utley was given a cortisone shot in an attempt to relieve the pain from patellar tendinitis in his right knee. After making the decision to go with the injection, the Phillies said an update on the second baseman's status would be available by the... Read more

Three Thoughts: Madson, Valdez, triple-A rotation

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 9:36 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Cole Hamels takes the mound for his third start of the spring this afternoon as the Baltimore Orioles come to town. Until then, three thoughts to hold you over this morning... 1. The Brad Lidge-Ryan Madson dynamic will be one of the more interesting things to watch in 2011. It's... Read more

No word on Utley's status

Monday, March 7, 2011, 12:44 PM
TAMPA, Fla. -- When Chase Utley was administered a cortisone shot Friday, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies should know "before the end of the weekend" if the injection helped relieve the pain in Utley's right knee. On Sunday, when Amaro addressed reporters on Domonic Brown's likely... Read more

Three Thoughts: Stutes, Cameron, Anderson

Monday, March 7, 2011, 9:33 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Trying something new because we're always trying new things to keep the content here fresh. But sometimes that's not easy to do and you could say we've hit the proverbial wall at the midpoint of spring training. Always listening for suggestions. So for now, here's three morning... Read more

Brown likely needs surgery for hand fracture

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 1:57 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Domonic Brown fractured a bone in his right hand on the first swing of the game Saturday and he will likely require surgery that could keep him out for three to six weeks. Needless to say, his chances at making the team out of spring training have all but evaporated. It means... Read more

Utley has cortisone injection; injury could be worse

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 11:24 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The week-long rest for Chase Utley had done nothing to improve the patellar tendinitis in his right knee that has prevented the Phillies second baseman from playing this spring. So the team took the next step Friday morning and administered a cortisone injection into Utley's right... Read more

A lineup and some pitching schedules

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 9:48 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- For starters, Roy Halladay makes his first home start of the spring this afternoon against Pittsburgh. The crowds at Bright House Field haven't been too spectacular yet, but this weekend is sure to bring in some people. The biggest takeaway from today's lineup (other than Domonic... Read more

Valdez's accidental bus trip

Friday, March 4, 2011, 9:00 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- When Wilson Valdez arrived in Fort Myers after taking a two-and-a-half hour bus ride Thursday with the rest of the Phillies traveling party, he was confused. Inside the visitors' clubhouse, he was looking for some of his things, like his hat and other equipment he didn't pack in... Read more

Video: Blanton, Phillies beat Pirates

Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:43 PM
Video: The Inquirer's Matt Gelb talks about Joe Blanton's performance on Friday in the Phillies' victory over the Pirates. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis... Read more
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