Cole Hamels takes another step forward (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Cole Hamels threw the equivalent of two innings in a live batting practice session Saturday morning at Bright House Field and finished with this proclamation: Pitching coach Bob McClure watched Hamels 30-pitch warmup followed by two 15-pitch innings and was impressed. Cole Hamels takes another step forward (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Mending Adams, Pettibone pitch in Minors game

Mike Adams and Jonathan Pettibone both pitched Saturday in a Minor League Spring Training game at Carpenter Complex. Adams, who is recovering from right shoulder surgery, struck out two in one scoreless inning. Mending Adams, Pettibone pitch in Minors game Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Hamels optimistic for a late-April return to rotation

Cole Hamels threw two innings of live batting practice Saturday, and he remains hopeful that he’ll be back in the Phillies’ starting rotation before the end of April. Hamels optimistic for a late-April return to rotation Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Spring Updates

The 2014 season has officially begun, over in Australia with the Dodgers and Diamondbacks.  Meanwhile, stateside the other 28 teams remain in Spring Training.  Here’s a quick update on the Phillies. Team Ranks:AVG – .223 (30th)OPS – .632 (30th)R – 82 (tied 28th)HR – 14 (26th)SB – 9 (tied 25th)ERA – 4.75 (20th)WHIP – 1.42 (tied 19th)W – 6 (tied 29th) In the bullpen, Mario Hollands, Antonio Bastardo, Shawn Camp,…

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Spring Headlines: Yu Darvish misses start with stiff neck; Dodgers officially place Matt Kemp on DL (Big League Stew)

Baseball is back. As we get closer to the regular season, be sure to stop by The Stew each morning for your daily helping of spring storylines. YU DARVISH WAS SCRATCHED FROM HIS SCHEDULED start after reporting stiffness in his neck on Friday. According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News , Darvish first experienced the issues on Thursday after “sleeping wrong” the night before, but doesn’t expect the…

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Abreu getting closer to securing roster spot

Even before Darin Ruf strained his left oblique Thursday, Bobby Abreu stood a good chance to make the Opening Day roster as a reserve outfielder. Abreu getting closer to securing roster spot Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Gonzalez has cortisone shot for sore shoulder

The Phillies considered Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez fit and ready to pitch this spring. But he experienced some tightness in his right arm early in camp before coming up recently with a sore shoulder. He had been throwing Thursday when he felt pain in the front of the shoulder. He received a cortisone injection Friday. Gonzalez has cortisone shot for sore shoulder Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Galvis diagnosed with infection caused by MRSA (The Associated Press)

Philadelphia Phillies reserve infielder Freddy Galvis has been diagnosed with an infection caused by MRSA, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday. The 24-year-old was favored to earn a roster spot as a utility infielder. … Hopefully the infection gets out of his body as quickly as possible.” Galvis sustained a cut on his left knee during an exhibition game and last played March 16. Galvis was hospitalized Thursday and…

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Ruf out 4-6 weeks with strained left oblique

Darin Ruf suffered a blow on Friday when a MRI revealed he has between a Grade 1 and 2 strained left oblique. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, which ends his chances of making the Opening Day roster. Ruf out 4-6 weeks with strained left oblique Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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