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Just five days remaining before the Phillies fly north to Philadelphia.
Just eight days remaining before Opening Day.
Ready to get home.
But first a little business. The Phillies today optioned John Mayberry Jr. to Minor League camp. They also reassigned catcher Dane Sardinha and infielder Ozzie Chavez. No surprises there. Mayberry hit .289 with three doubles, one home run and six RBIs this spring. If something should happen to one of the Phillies’ outfielders this season he likely would be the first man up.
Raul Ibanez isn’t in today’s lineup against the Pirates. He got hit with a pitch in the right elbow Friday night. He had his elbow wrapped in ice this morning. Not a good spring for Ibanez. He is hitting .098 (4 for 41), easily the worst spring of his professional career since he became an everyday player in 2002.
Here is the pitching schedule the remainder of the exhibition season:
- Monday vs. Braves: J.A. Happ, Antonio Bastardo, Chad Durbin and Danys Baez.
- Tuesday @ Astros: Kyle Kendrick, Jose Contreras, David Herndon and Baez.
- Wednesday vs. Blue Jays: Roy Halladay, Ryan Madson and Durbin.
- Thursday vs. Pirates: Baez, Bastardo, Madson and Herndon.
- Friday vs. Pirates at Citizens Bank Park: Cole Hamels, Jamie Moyer, Bastardo and Contreras.
- Saturday vs. Pirates at Citizens Bank Park: Blanton, Happ, Madson and Durbin.
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The Phillies announced today they had invited 13 more non-roster invitees to Spring Training:
- Phillippe Aumont, RHP. Acquired in the Cliff Lee trade, Aumont split last season between Single-A High Desert and Double-A West Tennessee, where he went a combined 2-6 with a 3.88 ERA, 16 saves and 59 strikeouts in 51 innings (44 games).
- Domonic Brown, OF. The organization’s top prospect.
- Ozzie Chavez, INF. He hit .259 with 34 RBIs last season with Double-A Reading.
- Freddy Galvis, SS. Galvis hit .247 with 15 RBIs in 63 games at Single-A Clearwater. He missed time in May because of a fractured right ring finger. He finished the season with Reading.
- Tyson Gillies, OF. Gillies also arrived from Seattle in the Lee trade. He hit .341 with 50 extra-base hits and 42 RBIs in 124 games for High Desert. He led all Mariners Minor Leaguers with 44 stolen bases.
- Tuffy Gosewisch, C. He hit .235 with 21 RBIs in 76 games with Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Kevin Nelson, C. Nelson spent most of last season with Reading. He set career highs in games (53), hits (40), home runs (9) and RBIs (27).
- B.J. Rosenberg, RHP. He pitched for Single-A Lakewood and Reading. He went 7-2 with a 0.89 ERA and 19 saves in 37 appearances for Lakewood, earning South Atlantic League All-Star honors.
- Dane Sardinha, C. Split last season between Triple-A Toledo and the Detroit Tigers. He hit .097 with three RBIs in 12 games for the Tigers.
- Joe Savery, LHP. The Phillies’ first-round pick in 2007 went 16-6 with a 4.40 ERA in 28 games (27 starts) with Reading and Lehigh Valley.
- John Suomi, C. Spent last season in Kansas City’s Minor League system. In 60 games with Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha, he hit .246 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs.
- Ryan Vogelsong, RHP. Vogelsong, 32, has not pitched professionally in the United States since 2006. He spent the past three years pitching in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers (2007-08) and Orix Buffaloes (2009).
- Ehren Wasserman, RHP. He went 7-3 with a 3.68 ERA in 43 appearances last season with Triple-A Charlotte. In the big leagues, he is 2-3 with a 5.06 ERA in 57 games with the White Sox (2007-08).