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Archive: February, 2012

Phillies chat with Bob Brookover

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 1:04 AM
Join the Inquirer's Bob Brookover as he takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning Thursday at 1 p.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! Read more

Howard sidelined indefinitely

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 11:21 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ryan Howard has indeed suffered a setback in his recovery from Achilles surgery and will be sidelined indefinitely following a procedure to clean an infection from his original wound. Foot specialist Mark Myerson performed a "small procedure" Monday to remove the stitches... Read more

Video: Pitchers impress in Phillies' exhibition win

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:21 PM
Video: The Phillies beat Florida State University, 6-1, in an exhibition game in Clearwater on Wednesday. Some of the team's top pitching prospects impressed in the Phils' first outing of the spring. Read more

Hyatt faces college kids now, Yankees next

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 5:18 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Austin Hyatt, 25 and unassuming, has a modest goal for 2012: He wants to pitch at triple-A Lehigh Valley. "That would be the next step along the progression, I guess," Hyatt said, "so hopefully I end up there." On Wednesday he was bestowed the honor of starting the Phillies'... Read more

Brown hits truck, then hit by pitch

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 4:59 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — During early morning batting practice on a back field at the Carpenter Complex, Domonic Brown launched a deep fly. It was headed toward a players' parking lot and everyone knew it. The loud thud was heard from home plate. So was the car alarm. Brown had struck Jose Contreras'... Read more

Let the games begin — sort of

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 10:19 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — We get a reprieve from the mundane spring-training workouts Wednesday when the Phillies play a spring-training exhibition against Florida State University at Bright House Field. Of most interest will be the parade of young pitchers who take the mound against the Seminoles... Read more

Video: Young pitchers ready for action

Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:25 PM
Video: Bob Brookover of the Inquirer discusses some of the young pitchers in camp as the Phillies prepare for their first exhibition of the spring. Read more

Contreras on slower pace, but opening day possible

Monday, February 27, 2012, 2:54 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The feedback on Jose Contreras' recovery from elbow surgery has been nothing but glowing. Pitching coach Rich Dubee watched Contreras throw another bullpen session Monday and said it went "real well." But the Phillies are taking precautions to limit the 40-year-old's workload... Read more

Schmidt skeptical about Braun's innocence

Monday, February 27, 2012, 10:08 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It has become an annual ritual here in spring training. Mike Schmidt arrives in camp as a guest instructor and entertains questions from the Philadelphia-area media. The answers always cover a variety of topics and never fail to entertain. Perhaps his most interesting answer... Read more

Howard to be evaluated Monday

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 1:00 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Ryan Howard's visit to foot specialist Mark Myerson is scheduled for Monday in Baltimore. Phillies trainer Scott Sheridan said the team was planning to send the first baseman for a follow-up visit even before a post-surgery problem surfaced in recent days. "The last couple days... Read more
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