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Archive: March, 2013

Roy Halladay will pitch in minor-league game Saturday

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 1:16 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Morning bled into afternoon Wednesday and Roy Halladay worked in an empty weight room at Bright House Field. This was a scheduled off day for his teammates, but after a stomach virus robbed Halladay of strength and mound time, there was no rest. Halladay wants to start the... Read more

Grape 24: Yankees at Phillies

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 8:00 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Nine games remain in the Florida portion of the Phillies' exhibition schedule and experimentation will transition into implementation. Jimmy Rollins is back from the World Baseball Classic and atop Charlie Manuel's lineup for Tuesday. The last week or so of games should provide... Read more

For six innings, Kyle Kendrick dazzles

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 5:18 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Kyle Kendrick had already cost himself one run with a throwing error. Now another potential one stood on second base with one out in the fourth inning Tuesday and two Yankees established hitters, Kevin Youkilis and Travis Hafner, loomed. Kendrick reached a 2-2 count on both... Read more

Could Domonic Brown bat fifth for Phillies?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 5:06 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Domonic Brown will be in Charlie Manuel's opening-day lineup, this much is for sure. The 25-year-old outfielder has morphed his unfulfilled promise into this spring's surprise in the span of 71 Grapefruit League plate appearances. That, at least, is the prevailing narrative... Read more

Cliff Lee skips Braves, dominates minor leaguers

Monday, March 18, 2013, 2:58 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Cliff Lee took the ball Monday and threw 80 pitches to minor leaguers from the Pittsburgh Pirates system. Predictably, he dazzled. Two hours away, Phillies pitchers were bashed by the Atlanta Braves in a nationally televised Grapefruit League game. Does Lee even care where... Read more

Phillies: Roy Halladay is still sick

Monday, March 18, 2013, 9:09 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Roy Halladay, wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, passed through an empty Phillies clubhouse Monday morning without stopping at his locker. It was shortly before 8:30 a.m., and again this would not be a lengthy day for the pitcher. Halladay lasted just one inning Sunday because... Read more

Phillies pitching allows 17 runs on 19 hits

Monday, March 18, 2013, 4:02 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — With Cliff Lee dispatched to a minor-league game, the bullpen was asked to complete an entire Grapefruit League game against Atlanta at Lake Buena Vista. The result, 17 Braves runs on 19 hits, was horrifying. Rodrigo Lopez was the primary culprit in the 17-10 loss. He allowed... Read more

Halladay leaves after first inning with stomach virus

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 1:52 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies were hoping for the best when Roy Halladay went to the mound Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles at Bright House Field. Instead, his day ended after just one inning. If it's possible to have good news after an early exit, this was it: The team said he had a stomach... Read more

Phillies chat with Matt Gelb

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 10:21 PM
The Inquirer's Matt Gelb takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning at noon on Monday. On a mobile device? Click HERE to follow along and submit questions. Read more

Diekman and De Fratus optioned out

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 9:36 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --The Phillies continued to trim their roster Sunday morning and for the first time two guys who were part of the competition for bullpen spots were among the cuts. Lefthander Jake Diekman and righthander Justin De Fratus were optioned to the minor-league complex, leaving Raul Valdes... Read more
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