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Archive: February, 2013
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This week's Phillies pitching schedule
Thu, Feb 28, 2013, 9:21 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies have only one split-squad day this spring, and it comes Sunday. That will create a spring start for Aaron...
Grape 6: Braves at Phillies
Thu, Feb 28, 2013, 8:01 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — It's February 28, and the public's interest in the Phillies' batting order is fascinating. Spring training is a time...
Darin Ruf's adventures in left field continue
Thu, Feb 28, 2013, 4:54 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The line drive was falling fast, and Darin Ruf had to decide whether he could catch it or play the hop. A left fielder...
Charlie Manuel tests different top of lineup
Thu, Feb 28, 2013, 4:42 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ask the manager, and he is sure to offer a steadfast defense of Jimmy Rollins batting leadoff. Charlie Manuel has...
Ryan Howard, spring's iron man, is hitting
Thu, Feb 28, 2013, 3:50 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — There are no participation awards for Grapefruit League play, especially not for an aging Phillies team that must...
Wally Joyner: Domonic Brown whisperer?
Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 2:08 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Wally Joyner stuck out his left fist for a bump Wednesday as Domonic Brown dashed past the batting cage. When Brown...
Cox says the Braves have a Ruf, too
Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 11:43 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- On a visit to the Braves' spring-training site in the shadows of Disney World earlier this week, I ran into former Atlanta...
Grape 5: Phillies at Twins
Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 10:23 AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Greetings from one of the outposts of the Grapefruit League. The Phillies have actually brought a few marquee players...
Jayson Werth thinks Phillies, not Braves, are Nationals' biggest threat
Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 7:04 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — For the first time in years, the Phillies are not favorites to win the National League East. No, not when the Washington...
Darin Ruf slowed by arm soreness
Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 4:46 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Phillies want Darin Ruf to accumulate as many at-bats as possible this spring. So when he did not play Tuesday...