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Archive: February, 2011

This week's pitching schedule

Monday, February 28, 2011, 9:05 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Good morning from sunny Florida, where the third week of spring training begins with a trip to Dunedin, Fla., for an afternoon date with the Toronto Blue Jays. Most of the regulars will make the trip. With a new week comes a new pitching schedule. It brings good news for those... Read more

In today's Inquirer: Utley's knee, Blanton, replacing Durbin

Monday, February 28, 2011, 8:04 AM
Your daily rundown of Phillies coverage in The Inquirer to read while you contemplate how Canada South will honour Roy Halladay today... -- Chase Utley's knee bothered Ruben Amaro Jr. enough to want an MRI done. It showed Utley has patellar tendinitis, something he has dealth with before. But it used... Read more

A spring baseball story to make you smile

Monday, February 28, 2011, 4:34 PM
DUNEDIN, Fla. -- In the eighth inning Monday, Matt Anderson faced three Toronto Blue Jays hitters who have never played above single A. Aged 22, 20 and 22, they were kids when Anderson was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 draft and could throw 103 m.p.h. But when Travis D'Arnaud swung and missed... Read more

Utley out with patellar tendinitis

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 12:04 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The absence of Chase Utley was bothering Ruben Amaro Jr. enough to order an MRI on the second baseman's sore right knee. And Amaro's instincts were correct: Utley has patellar tendinitis that will force the Phillies to limit the 32-year-old in spring training. There is no timetable... Read more

Werth: 'I hate the Phillies'

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 10:08 AM
Jayson Werth may have turned whatever cheers he would receive in his return to Citizens Bank Park into boos. The Washington Post's Tom Boswell wrote about Werth in Sunday's paper. Here is an excerpt: Once Werth got back behind the cage, Rizzo said, "I hate the [expletive] Phillies." The GM then ran... Read more

Baez lit up in B game

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 12:39 PM
TAMPA, Fla. -- We're less than an hour from the first Grapefruit League game, but there was already baseball this morning back in Clearwater. And it wasn't pretty for Danys Baez. Baez allowed five earned runs on five hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning in a B game against Toronto. Mostly minor... Read more

It's baseball!

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 10:11 AM
TAMPA, Fla. -- Welcome to George M. Steinbrenner Field, where the Phillies and Yankees will open their Grapefruit League schedules this afternoon. Once again, the Phillies will play without their starting middle infield. Jimmy Rollins was somewhat delayed in his return from Washington, so he will... Read more

In today's Inquirer: Gillies, Utley, Yankees

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 8:02 AM
It's finally that time. Grapefruit League play begins at 1 p.m. today. Read The Inquirer's Phillies coverage to prepare... -- Tyson Gillies put himself in a bad situation that only got worse. Now, the outfield prospect is looking for redemption as the Phillies stand behind him. -- Within today's... Read more

It's quiet

Friday, February 25, 2011, 1:25 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's getting a bit dusty in these parts. My apologies, but truthfully, there isn't much happening in Camp Clearwater right now. The workout this morning consisted of light batting practice and few side bullpen sessions for pitchers. Many players will participate in this afternoon's... Read more

In today's Inquirer: Mathieson, Gload, Brown

Friday, February 25, 2011, 8:01 AM
The Phillies really took it to those Seminoles on Thursday. It's Omaha or bust now for this team. So read today's coverage in The Inquirer... -- Here we are again: Scott Mathieson looks for a secondary pitch to go along with his powerful fastball. Is this his last spring to show something for the... Read more
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