The Phillies Zone Archive: February, 2013

This week's Phillies pitching schedule

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies have only one split-squad day this spring, and it comes Sunday. That will create a spring start for Aaron... Read more

Grape 6: Braves at Phillies

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — It's February 28, and the public's interest in the Phillies' batting order is fascinating. Spring training is a time... Read more

Darin Ruf's adventures in left field continue

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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... Read more

Charlie Manuel tests different top of lineup

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ask the manager, and he is sure to offer a steadfast defense of Jimmy Rollins batting leadoff. Charlie Manuel has... Read more

Ryan Howard, spring's iron man, is hitting

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — There are no participation awards for Grapefruit League play, especially not for an aging Phillies team that must... Read more

Wally Joyner: Domonic Brown whisperer?

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Wally Joyner stuck out his left fist for a bump Wednesday as Domonic Brown dashed past the batting cage. When Brown... Read more

Cox says the Braves have a Ruf, too

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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... Read more

Grape 5: Phillies at Twins

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Greetings from one of the outposts of the Grapefruit League. The Phillies have actually brought a few marquee players... Read more

Jayson Werth thinks Phillies, not Braves, are Nationals' biggest threat

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — For the first time in years, the Phillies are not favorites to win the National League East. No, not when the Washington... Read more

Darin Ruf slowed by arm soreness

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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... Read more