Ryan Howard will make $25 million to play for the Phillies next season. The idea of a part-time player making that much money is a difficult one to swallow, especially if you’re the person who decided to pay that player $25 million.
Instead of being limited to 15 scholarships for the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016, O’Brien can sign 20 players for next year and a full roster for 2015.
After surrendering a homer to Andrelton Simmons leading off the third inning, Lee (12-6) didn’t allow a hit through eight innings. He finished with 10 strikeouts without a walk, giving up just two hits.
Phillies to call up third base prospect Cody Asche.
A fourth-round pick of the Phillies in the 2011 MLB Draft, Asche started the 2012 season in Clearwater with the Single-A Threshers. After hitting .349 there, he was promoted to Double-A Reading in June where he proceeded to hit .300.
Phillies add Cody Asche and five others to the list of non-roster invitees to Spring Training.
Cody Asche is making a strong case to be the Phillies third baseman of the future.