Jorge Alfaro will open the season in the majors. Everyone is confident in his hitting ability, but his defense ability will be the work in progress.
Jorge Alfaro hit a grand slam, J.P. Crawford had two hits, and Zach Eflin made his first start.
Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana will make their spring-training debuts on Saturday as the Phillies host the Orioles at Spectrum Field.
The Phillies want Pivetta to elevate his fastball. They pointed to Verlander's playoff performances as an example.
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Nick Pivetta allowed two runs on four hits in two innings, but his slider seemed sharp.
The Phillies, after yesterday's shutout win over a college team, open their Grapefruit League schedule today against the Blue Jays.
Rhys Hoskins is working this spring at fine-tuning his defense as he transitions to left field.
The Phillies plan to move Dominguez to the 'pen this season where his slider-fastball combination could thrive. He'll likely start the season at double A and could be a quick mover.
The 9-0 victory came on the eve of the Phillies' Grapefruit League opener.
Baseball has returned as the Phillies will play today. The opponent: the University of Tampa.
Philadelphia Phillies at spring training in Clearwater, Florida, 2018.