Kid gloves come off, Gonzalez pitches Saturday (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

CLEARWATER, Fla. America finally gets to see Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez pitch some competitive baseballSaturday. OK, maybe all of America isnt interested in what the mysterious Cuban import has to offer, but those with an interest in the Phillies certainly are. Gonzalez defected from Cuba last year and signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Phillies in August. He is scheduled to pitch two innings against the Yankees at Steinbrenner…

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Rasmus drives in 2 runs, Blue Jays beat Pirates (The Associated Press)

Colby Rasmus drove in two runs, Dioner Navarro hit an RBI double and the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Friday. Pedro Alvarez doubled twice and scored both runs for Pittsburgh. Rasmus hit an RBI single in the first inning off Gerrit Cole. After spending last season with the Chicago Cubs, Navarro signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Blue Jays in the offseason. Rasmus drives…

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Rollins hits big fly, but Sandberg likes the walks

Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run home run in an eight-run third inning Friday during a 10-6 victory over the Tigers at Bright House Field. He also walked twice in his first two plate appearances, giving him three in five plate appearances in two games. Rollins hits big fly, but Sandberg likes the walks Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Bowa feels at home as Phillies' bench coach

Back with the Phillies as bench coach under new skipper Ryne Sandberg, Larry Bowa wants to make this perfectly clear: Right now he has no intention of ever managing again. Bowa feels at home as Phillies' bench coach Author: Barry M. Bloom From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Rollins has 3-run homer; Phillies beat Tigers 10-6 (The Associated Press)

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer in his second plate appearance of an eight-run third inning Friday, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 10-6 win over a Detroit Tigers split-squad. Rollins has 3-run homer; Phillies beat Tigers 10-6 (The Associated Press) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Third time plucky

Phils topped the Tigers 10-6 this afternoon for their first spring victory. Kyle Kendrick started the game for the Phils and got hit hard in the first, allowing three runs on two walks, a single and a three-run double by Nick Castellanos. He allowed a leadoff walk and uncorked a two-out wild pitch in the second, but kept the Tigers off the board. The Phils came into the game with…

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Philadelphia Phillies: A Position-by-Position Breakdown at Spring Training – Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report Philadelphia Phillies: A Position-by-Position Breakdown at Spring TrainingBleacher ReportHowever, the Philadelphia Phillies aren’t most teams. Thanks to a plethora of reasons—whether age, guaranteed salary and/or a lack of prospect depth—almost all of the team’s starters are cemented firmly into place. There are a few positions where … and more » Philadelphia Phillies: A Position-by-Position Breakdown at Spring Training – Bleacher Report Author: From Feed: https://news.google.com/news/feeds?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=Philadelphia+Phillies&output=rss Powered by WPeMatico

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Rollins' homer caps huge third as Phillies rally for win

The Tigers jumped on Kyle Kendrick early Friday at Bright House Field, but the Phillies came back in a big way. Kendrick allowed a three-run double to Nick Castellanos with two outs in the first inning to hand the Tigers a three-run lead, but the Phillies scored one run in the second and eight more in the third on their way to a 10-6 victory. Rollins' homer caps huge third…

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Shoulder injuries to relievers an early concern for Phillies (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)

Early in Phillies spring training a common theme has emerged. For whatever reason, several of Philadelphia’s pitchers have suffered shoulder injuries. Add them to the offseason shoulder problems for prospects Adam Morgan and Shane Watson, and it’s becoming a concern. Now Morgan and Watson have been joined by Cole Hamels who has shoulder tendinitis, Ethan Martin who has shoulder soreness and Jonathan Pettibone who recently had a cortisone shot and…

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Amaro on pitching injuries: 'Anatomy is just anatomy' (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has a simple explanation for the rash of shoulder injuries that has beset his organization. Its anatomy, he said at Bright House Field on Friday, shortly after pitcher Ethan Martin headed out the door to have an MRI on his ailing right shoulder. Martin became the Phillies latest shoulder casualty Thursday when he failed to get his fastball above 85 mph…

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