Castillo released; Martinez will make team

The run for Luis Castillo was very short-lived. With only a week to make the team, the second baseman failed to do so, being released by the Phillies. But cutting Castillo now, the Phils won’t have to pay him a single penny of the $414,000 they signed him for or the $6 million the Mets … Continue reading Castillo released; Martinez will make team

Phils play Tigers, Rays in split-squads.

VS TAMPA BAY — Cliff Lee was on my TV! Lee was exceptional today in his start for the Phillies in their 5-4 win over Tampa. Lee gave up two hits and struck out five in four innings of work. It was the type of spring outing fans were waiting to see from Lee, the … Continue reading Phils play Tigers, Rays in split-squads.

Blanton solid as bats come alive

Joe Blanton took to the mound today trying to prove that he has a place in this rotation. Blanton was solid in today’s 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in Grapefruit League play. Blanton gave up two runs on four hits with two strikeouts and a walk in 3.2 innings of work on Friday. He has been good … Continue reading Blanton solid as bats come alive