Update on Nix, Stutes, & Herndon

UPDATE — Herndon underwent Tommy John surgery today. ORGINAL — Keeping with the trend of bad news, the Phillies received more of it today in addition to the Galvis news. Laynce Nix, who is suffering from a strained left calf, said he felt a pull in his calf when he was running the bases on … Continue reading Update on Nix, Stutes, & Herndon

Contreras to start season on DL

Jose Contreras is just flat out not ready for the regular season. The 40-year-old right-hander had only been pitching in games the last two weeks and he’s shown signs of not being close to being ready, which is no shock. That is why Contreras will likely start the season on the disabled list. It isn’t … Continue reading Contreras to start season on DL

Howard cleared to shed boot

Ryan Howard was officially cleared to begin workouts without the boot. He took grounders from a stool today. More to come. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) March 22, 2012 The boot is off and the Big Piece is free. A cheery Ryan Howard spoke to reporters today, cracking a few jokes. It’s a bright and sunshiny … Continue reading Howard cleared to shed boot

Martinez fractures foot

The Phillies got a bit of bad news after today’s game. Utility infielder Michael Martinez fractured his fourth metatarsal in today’s Spring Training game against the Orioles. Orioles reliever Joe Johnson hit Martinez in the right foot. He was seen in a walking boot after the game. With Martinez as the Phillies top utility infielder, … Continue reading Martinez fractures foot

X-Rays negative on Polanco’s finger

Placido Polanco said he is day-t0-day after X-rays came back negative on his left pinky finger. Polanco jammed the finger diving back into first base on a pick off attempt in yesterday’s game against the Blue Jays. Scott Proefrock described the injury as “a little sprain.” “It’s a little stiff today and a little swelling,” … Continue reading X-Rays negative on Polanco’s finger

Howard restarts rehab

Ryan Howard is not letting the clunky walking boot that’s on his left foot hinder him. Howard was throwing with trainer Scott Sheridan this morning on the warning track at Ashburn Field at the Carpenter Complex. “I’m trying to do what I can so when I’m actually out of the boot I can hit the … Continue reading Howard restarts rehab

Injury updates on Polanco, Pence, others

The beat guys got a press release today from the Phillies, which we saw news earlier on Ryan Howard. Here is the release from Todd Zolecki’s blog, “The Zo-Zone”:

Howard may have torn Achilles

In mere seconds, a lot went completely wrong for Ryan Howard. His ground ball ended the Phillies season in a completely painful way, and more than just heart break. Howard stumbled out of the box after his grounder to Cards second baseman Nick Punto and fell halfway down the baseline in pain. It’s his left … Continue reading Howard may have torn Achilles

Ruiz takes one in the juevos

I really shouldn’t joke about that seeing as I’ve felt that pain many a time playing contact sports. Carlos Ruiz is out of today’s line up with a left (*cringes*) testicle contusion. Yea, you heard that right and I’m sure all of my male readers are groaning and crying just like I am while I … Continue reading Ruiz takes one in the juevos

Gelb: Blanton’s season likely done

Matt Gelb tweeted some not-so-great news for starting pitcher Joe Blanton and his injured right elbow: Blanton’s season was doomed from the start. He was slated the 5th starter on a team filled with All-Star pitcher’s, most of the time being an afterthought to Phillies fans and baseball minds around the country. Blanton’s season never … Continue reading Gelb: Blanton’s season likely done