Pitching Schedule (Feb. 22-28)
You know Grapefruit League games are around the corner when Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee posts the pitching schedule for the first time.
Here it is:
- Friday (noon intrasquad game): Adam Morgan, Ethan Martin, Cesar Jimenez, Jonathan Pettibone, Mauricio Robles, Kyle Simon and Justin Friend.
- Saturday vs. HOU: Cole Hamels, B.J. Rosenberg, Zach Miner, Jeremy Horst, Michael Schwimer and Justin De Fratus.
- Sunday @ DET: Roy Halladay, Rodrigo Lopez, Antonio Bastardo, J.C. Ramirez, Jake Diekman and Joe Savery.
- Monday vs. DET: Cliff Lee, Tyler Cloyd, Mike Stutes, Phillippe Aumont, Jonathan Papelbon and Raul Valdes.
- Tuesday vs. NYY: Kyle Kendrick, Aaron Cook, Chad Durbin, Miner and Horst.
- Feb. 27 @ MIN: John Lannan, Morgan, Bastardo, Rosenberg, Schwimer and De Fratus.
- Feb. 28 vs. ATL: Hamels, Martin, Pettibone and Diekman.
If you’re looking at the rotation it sure sets up like how the rotation will set up in April with Hamels starting Opening Day followed by Halladay, Lee, Kendrick and Lannan.
Setup man Mike Adams is not on the schedule, which was expected. The Phillies said he might miss the first week of games following offseason surgery, although he is on his regular throwing program.
In other news, the Phillies agreed to contracts with nine players:
- Pitchers (4): Aumont (R), De Fratus, Pettibone and Joe Savery.
- Infielders (2): Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez.
- Outfielders (3): Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr. and Ben Revere.