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Archive: March, 2010

Lidge receives cortisone shot for sore elbow

Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 10:26 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Closer Brad Lidge suffered what is being described as a minor setback in his return from two off-season surgeries Wednesday when he received a cortisone shot for inflammation and soreness in his right elbow. The soreness is not related to Lidge's surgery on his elbow, Phillies... Read more

Kendrick done after two innings; headed to bullpen?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 2:18 PM
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Kyle Kendrick was curiously pulled after pitching two innings against the Astros. It could be the clearest sign yet that the Phillies have chosen Jamie Moyer to be the fifth starter. It's not official yet, but once the game is over and we can speak to manager Charlie Manuel and... Read more

What we're watching today

Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 10:41 AM
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Welcome to Osceola County Stadium, where the Phillies make their final road trip of the Grapefruit League season to take on the Astros. Opening day is less than a week away now, so we'll be a little more focused on the actual game than earlier in the spring. Here are three things... Read more

It's official: Moyer is fifth starter

Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 4:28 PM
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Finally, it's official. Jamie Moyer has won the final spot in the Phillies' starting rotation, manager Charlie Manuel said after Tuesday's game against the Astros. Meanwhile, Kyle Kendrick, who pitched just as well as Moyer did this spring, has earned a spot in the opening day bullpen... Read more

Ibanez still out, some minor league cuts, plus other notes

Monday, March 29, 2010, 10:40 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- If the Phillies would have played on Sunday, Raul Ibanez said he wasn't going to appear in the game as a "precaution" with a bruised right elbow. Both he and manager Charlie Manuel expected Ibanez to be back for today's game, but Ibanez is not in the lineup. He was wearing... Read more

The Werth-Mayberry connection

Monday, March 29, 2010, 10:11 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- I don't want to spend too much time on John Mayberry Jr., who will start the season in triple-A Lehigh Valley, but I was struck by something Charlie Manuel said on Sunday when discussing Mayberry. "Once he improves against righthanded pitchers, just like I told Jayson... Read more

Phillies chat with Matt Gelb

Monday, March 29, 2010, 5:06 AM
Matt Gelb takes your questions about the Phillies in a live chat at noon. Read more

The Secret of Their Success

Sunday, March 28, 2010, 10:09 AM
Make sure you pick up Sunday's Inquirer to read the beginning of our nine-part series to preview the 2010 Phillies season. It's called, "The Secret of Their Success" and over the next nine days, you can read in-depth features and analysis on how the Phillies made it to this point -- arguably... Read more

Mayberry optioned; Ibanez sits

Sunday, March 28, 2010, 9:46 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Some news on a cloudy Sunday morning: The Phillies optioned outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to minor-league camp. It should come as no surprise -- the outfield is set with three All-Star starters, a capable backup in Ben Francisco and two lefties (Greg Dobbs and Ross Gload) who can... Read more

Lidge will stay in Fla. when team goes north

Saturday, March 27, 2010, 11:06 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- After pitching an inning in a single-A minor-league game, Brad Lidge walked to an adjacent field at the Carpenter Complex and began long tossing. He said he threw about 30 pitches "as far as I could." It's a good sign, Lidge said, that his arm strength is returning. But... Read more
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