Hamels won't be ready for Opening Day

Cole Hamels would have been a candidate to pitch Opening Day in Texas, but he revealed Wednesday morning he is behind schedule because of tendinitis in his left biceps. He said he will not be ready to start the season, but insisted he will be pitching for the Phillies sometime in April. Hamels won't be ready for Opening Day Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Countdown to Clearwater: The Big Piece, Ryan Howard (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

The Phillies begin spring training in Clearwater, Fla. on Thursday. CLEARWATER, Fla. — There is no bigger issue in this Phillies spring training camp than the Big Piece. The Phillies scored just 610 runs, their lowest since 1988, and were shut out 15 times en route to a fourth-place finish and a second straight year out of the playoffs in 2013. Howard, long a pillar of run production in the…

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Schilling recovering after surgery for cancer

Former ace and World Series hero Curt Schilling underwent surgery for an undisclosed form of cancer on Monday. Schilling recovering after surgery for cancer Author: Ian Browne From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Moyer and Stairs to spend summer nights with you

Comcast SportsNet announced the replacements for Gary Matthews and Chris Wheeler on Tuesday afternoon, and as everyone has heard by now, they are a very well known duo. Jamie Moyer, from Souderton, Pa. and Saint Joseph’s University, and folk hero Matt Stairs will take over in the analyst roles for the Phillies broadcast team this season. The pair will join Tom McCarthy and Gregg Murphy on the TV side of…

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Ryan Madson and the Arm That Was

Former Phillies reliever Ryan Madson is a free agent, a nearly forgotten man who has missed the entirety of the past two seasons, owing to some obviously serious elbow issues. That kind of time away from the game can dull memories of what once was and, in Madson’s case, that’s a special shame. Madson was never a high-profile reliever. He became somewhat well-known as his production continued to improve after…

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MLB roundup: Tanaka introduced as 'Yankee big' (The SportsXchange)

The New York Yankees formally introduced pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday, with general manager Brian Cashman saying “this is Yankee big, this is Steinbrenner big” during the televised portion of the press conference to fans who share those expectations. Manager Joe Girardi handed Tanaka his No. 19 jersey and cap. The 25-year-old Tanaka, who speaks limited English, stepped to the podium. “When I take the mound, I feel that I…

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Roy Oswalt retiring after 13 seasons in majors (The Associated Press)

Right-hander Roy Oswalt retired from baseball on Tuesday after 13 major league seasons that had him criss-crossing the country with time in the American and National Leagues. Oswalt’s agent, Bob Garber, confirmed Oswalt’s retirement and said the pitcher would come to work for his agency. Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington was thrilled to acquire Oswalt in the middle of the 2012 season, when he went 4-3 with a 5.80 ERA…

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Since players won't, Sandberg must lead Phillies (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

Spring training begins on Thursday. Thats Day 1 for the Phillies — the day Ryne Sandberg promised to set the tone. The Phils had such questionable chemistry a year ago that several players addressed what went wrong in the combustible clubhouse. The Phillies won just 73 games last season, fewest since 2000. Since players won't, Sandberg must lead Phillies (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Moyer, Stairs added as Phillies broadcasters (The Associated Press)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former major leaguers Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs have joined the Philadelphia Phillies’ broadcasting team, replacing longtime announcer Chris Wheeler and former player Gary Matthews. Moyer, Stairs added as Phillies broadcasters (The Associated Press) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Moyer, Stairs join Phillies broadcast team

Comcast SportsNet announced Tuesday that Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs are joining its Phillies broadcast team as analysts alongside play-by-play voice Tom McCarthy and in-game reporter Gregg Murphy. Moyer, Stairs join Phillies broadcast team Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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