Howard Is Here, Nine Others Are Gone
Ryan Howard is in the Phillies clubhouse this morning. He’s still wearing his walking boot, which he required after a surgical procedure near his left Achilles Feb. 27. Howard has appeared in the clubhouse at least a couple times since the surgery, but today appears to be the first day he is going to stick around for a while.
So, hopefully, we’ll hear from him later.
The Phillies sent nine players to Minor League camp:
Reassigned: Right-handers Dave Bush, Austin Hyatt and B.J Rosenberg; and left-hander and Pat Misch.
Optioned: Infielders Harold Garcia and Cesar Hernandez; outfielder Tyson Gillies; catcher Sebastian Valle and right-hander J.C. Ramirez.
Here’s today’s lineup vs. Minnesota:
- Jimmy Rollins, SS
- Placido Polanco, 3B
- Shane Victorino, CF
- Hunter Pence, RF
- Ty Wigginton, 1B
- John Mayberry Jr., LF
- Domonic Brown, DH
- Carlos Ruiz, C
- Freddy Galvis, 2B
Roy Halladay is on the mound.
Jim Salisbury and I co-authored the book The Rotation, which is now available. Check it out here!
Here are our upcoming book signings:
- March 19: Bright House Field in Clearwater, FL, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- April 2: Barnes & Noble in Plymouth Meeting, PA, 7 p.m.
- April 3: Chester County Book Company in West Chester, PA, 7 p.m.
- April 26: Barnes & Noble in Marlton, NJ, 7 p.m.