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Entourage star Jerry Ferrara and Ryan Howard were chummy behind the batting cage today at Dodger Stadium.
There’s a reason for that.
Howard makes an appearance in the Sept. 12 season finale of Entourage on HBO.
Ferrara, who plays Turtle, and Howard would not discuss Howard’s scene, although Ferrara said, “Being the season finale it’s kind of a frantic episode. Ryan’s in a position to help out my character a little bit.”
“It sounded like he had a good time,” Ferrara said. “He’s a fan of the show. We’re obviously a big fan of his. As a Yankee fan I didn’t know if he was going to be too happy that the storyline was with my character, but we didn’t talk Yankees.”
Personally, I would have demanded a scene with Emanuelle Chriqui, but I’m pretty sure she has a restraining order against me. (It was just a misunderstanding!)
Howard and Chase Utley also appear in an upcoming episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Ross Gload, who is on the DL with a strained right groin, is scheduled to make rehab appearances tomorrow and Thursday with Class A Clearwater. If it goes well he could be activated before Friday’s series opener against the Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. … Danys Baez, who is on the DL with back spasms, also is in Clearwater. He long tossed yesterday. … The Phillies are sending right-handers Tyson Brummett, Justin De Fratus, Chris Kissock, B.J. Rosenberg and Josh Zeid; catcher Tim Kennelly and first baseman Matt Rizzotti to the Arizona Fall League. Class A Lakewood manager Mark Parent will coach in the AFL. … The Class A Florida State League named Clearwater right-hander Austin Hyatt its Pitcher of the Year. Hyatt, a 15th round pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, is 11-5 with a 3.04 ERA in 23 appearances (21 starts) this season.
The quicker Placido Polanco heals the better for the Phillies.
Polanco, who is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left elbow, said today he is feeling much better. He is expected to begin baseball activities as early as Saturday. He said it is possible he could rejoin the Phillies for their July 19-22 series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
“Two of the doctors were right on,” Polanco said. “They said Wednesday you were going to start feeling really good. It’s amazing.”
Polanco has been doing various treatments for his elbow. He has been throwing and running to stay in shape.
“They don’t want to really rush me,” he cautioned. “They want to make sure it’s completely healed.”
Minor League notes: Triple-A Lehigh Valley placed right-hander Nate Bump on the disabled list (viral illness). Right-hander Michael Schwimer has been called up from Double-A Reading. … Matt Rizzotti was named Eastern League Player of the Month for June. He hit .369 (38-for-103) with seven doubles, seven home runs, 24 RBIs and 16 runs scored in 27 games. … Infielder Harold Garcia and right-hander Justin De Fratus were transferred from Class A Clearwater to Double-A Reading.
I will be signing copies of my book Saturday from 4-4:45 p.m. during Pigapalooza at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown.