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Archive: March, 2013

Phillies chat with Bob Brookover

Sunday, March 31, 2013, 10:01 PM
The Inquirer's Bob Brookover takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday. On a mobile device? Click HERE to follow along and submit questions. Read more

Delmon Young watches as Phillies leave Florida

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 1:47 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Less than an hour before the Phillies' final Florida exhibition, Ruben Amaro Jr. found Delmon Young eating lunch in the clubhouse. He shook the outfielder's hand, wished him luck, and patted him on the back. While everyone else packed, Young faced the likelihood of another... Read more

All eyes on Roy Halladay in final Florida game

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 10:45 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — At last, it is getaway day in Florida. The Phillies will hop a charter flight after Thursday's Grapefruit League game vs. Toronto and play two more exhibitions in Philadelphia before the real games finally start. The final day is not without drama. Roy Halladay starts Thursday... Read more

Forbes puts Phillies value at $893 million

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 2:41 PM
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Forbes Magazine released its annual team valuations list for 2013 Wednesday and the Phillies came in at fifth behind the New York Yankees and three other teams. The Phillies, according to the magazine, are valued at $893 million, up 24 percent from last season. The average value... Read more

Lerud competing with Quintero for backup catcher's job

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:55 PM
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Unless the Phillies make a trade before Sunday's 3 p.m. deadline for finalizing their 25-man roster, it's relatively easy to figure out who will be in uniform for Monday's season opener against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The one exception appears to be the backup catcher... Read more

Phils release Cook and have no clear-cut sixth starter

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 1:09 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. --The Phillies released Aaron Cook Tuesday after general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. discussed the veteran pitcher's situation with his agent Joe Bick. “We had to decide whether to release him, whether to pay him (a) $100,000 retention bonus or promise that we would add him to the... Read more

Who's in left? Freddy Galvis

Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 9:20 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Freddy Galvis said he cannot play a musical instrument. Apparently that’s the only thing the 23-year-old Venezuelan cannot play. After playing right field Saturday during the Phillies’ game against the Baltimore Orioles, Galvis will play left field Tuesday against... Read more

Competition for final Phillies bullpen spot sputters

Monday, March 25, 2013, 9:16 AM
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Mike Stutes has walked four batters in his previous two Grapefruit League innings. The 26-year-old righthander has failed to emerge in a competition with Phillippe Aumont for the final Phillies bullpen spot. Rich Dubee was plenty aware of this fact Sunday, but added his own. "Aumont... Read more

John Lannan smoked for 12 runs in 4 innings

Monday, March 25, 2013, 4:17 PM
DUNEDIN, Fla. — There was little John Lannan could do. If it were a mechanical flaw that caused his pitches to float up in the strike zone, he could have fixed it. But, Lannan said, his arm was simply not as quick as he wanted it. This spring's length had taken its toll. "I got my butt kicked... Read more

Kendrick ready for season

Monday, March 25, 2013, 3:13 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Kyle Kendrick's final extended outing of spring training looked better in person than it did on paper. The results said that the Phillies righthander allowed five runs on six hits, including three home runs, in a minor-league game against triple-A players from the New York Yankees... Read more
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