Ryan Howard Loses The Boot

Ryan Howard is working out without a boot on his left foot. The 2006 NL MVP fielded grounders while sitting on a stool Thursday and wasn’t wearing the protective boot on the field for the first time since a setback three weeks ago.


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Chase Utley Leaves Clearwater To See A Specialist

Chase Utley has hit a “plateau” in rehab, will see a specialist.


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Chase Utley Still Limited, Freddy Galvis Getting Time At Second Base

Chase Utley is still not taking ground balls or running, and the Phillies could be preparing a prospect to play second base.


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Orioles Beat The Phillies In Clearwater, 1-0

Brian Matusz bounced back from a shaky spring debut, pitching four sharp innings as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Saturday.


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Pence’s Great Start And Utley’s Absence

It’s been a relatively quiet camp for the Phillies, which is good news. Usually the only real news that emerges from a spring training camp is the bad kind. But some interesting things to keep an eye on are the lack of an appearance thus far by Chase Utley in a Grapefruit League game and a good start by rightfielder Hunter Pence.


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Dontrelle Willis Says He Broke All Of Jimmy Rollins’ Hitting Records In High School

Dontrelle Willis is in Clearwater, hoping to make the Phillies roster as a left-handed specialist out of the bullpen. For him, being on the same professional team as Jimmy Rollins is a dream come true.


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Hunter Pence Grew Up Idolizing Jim Thome

Hunter Pence grew up idolizing Jim Thome, and now he gets to be his teammate.


Shane Victorino #8 of the Philadelphia Phillies yawns in Game One of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Shane Victorino Weighs In On Potential New MLB Playoff System

Shane Victorino likes the new MLB playoff system.


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Phillies Could Still Be A Suitor For Roy Oswalt

Don’t count the Phillies out as suitors for Roy Oswalt.


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Schmidt In Camp To Help Philadelphia Hitters

Mike Schmidt changed his stance, tinkered with his mechanics and did whatever he could to improve as a hitter during his Hall of Fame career with the Philadelphia Phillies.


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Cliff Lee Expected To Step Back Into Line With Phillies Pitchers This Week

Cliff Lee will work in a side bullpen session Sunday when Philadelphia’s pitchers throw to hitters for the first time in camp.


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Ryan Howard Takes Batting Practice, Talks To Media

Ryan Howard talked to the media at Spring Training today.


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Placido Polanco Says He’s Pain Free

Placido Polanco is pain free, and ready to win the World Series.


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Breaking Down the Phillies NL East Competition

The Phillies Nationa League East competition is tougher this year.


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Juan Pierre: It’s Like I’m A Rookie All Over Again

New Phillie Juan Pierre says he’s ready to play.