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Earlier in the week, there was some discussion about whether or not the Phillies would consider shutting down first baseman Ryan Howard if they completely fell out of the playoff race, given how the first baseman is still not 100-percent from that serious Achilles injury that cost him half the season.
A report says the Phillies will make Cole Hamels a big offer.
Ruben Amaro talked about the Phillies trade plans, and Ryan Howard’s health.
Could Joe Banner help the Phillies?
Ruben Amaro says that the Phillies have been in this position before.
Ruben Amaro says the reason the Phillies didn’t get Roy Halladay’s shoulder checked out before Tuesday is because, quite simply, there was no reason to.
Ryan Howard’s condition improving.
Ryan Howard is getting better. He was taking ground balls again for a second straight day without the protective boot he’s been wearing since last month. The real mystery is Utley.
The team has signed veteran righthanded reliever Chad Qualls to a one-year deal worth $1.15 million.
Ryan Howard could miss the start of next season after the Phillies’ slugger had surgery Wednesday to repair his torn Achilles’ tendon.
Phillies all-star third baseman Placido Polanco underwent an MRI on Monday which revealed a sports hernia. Polanco will receive a shot on Tuesday and will be reevaluated on Friday.
Phillies’ broadcaster Tom McCarthy was on KYW Newsradio this morning to talk about the current status of the Phillies and where they’re headed.
Brad Lidge has not pitched for the Phillies all season because of shoulder issues.
By Seth Everett: If you are reading this on Monday, July 18, 2011, then there are 16 days left until the Trade Deadline.
Phillies general manger Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke with KYW’s Harry Donahue, touching on a number of subjects but most notably the continuing struggles of the Phillies offense.