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

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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: Howard, Brown, Contreras and the missing Utley

Earlier this morning, Domonic Brown had an MRI on his injured right thumb. The results of that MRI showed Brown has some inflammation in his thumb, which he sprained on Monday diving for a ball against the Yankees. But fortunately for Brown, who also fractured his hamate bone last season in the same hand during Spring Training, … Continue reading Injury Updates: Howard, Brown, Contreras and the missing Utley

Spring Training News – Leap Edition

Domonic Brown just struck Contreras’ big truck. Car alarm blasting. Whoops. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) February 29, 2012 Spring training is being kicked off with a bang, or in Domonic Brown’s case, a smash and the sound of a car alarm. Looks like he’ll be buying the Big Truck dinner tonight. Anyway, some news came … Continue reading Spring Training News – Leap Edition

Howard had surgery this morning

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had surgery this morning in Baltimore. Dr. Mark Myerson, a renown orthopedic surgeon did the surgery on his ruptured left Achillies tendon. Yesterday, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said that Howard will likely be out four months after the surgery. He is hopeful to have his star slugger back in … Continue reading Howard had surgery this morning

The aftermath: Phils news Oct. 11, 2011

Earlier today, Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Ruben Amaro Jr. all held press conferences starting at 11:30. Tomorrow, Charlie Manuel will address the media to answer more questions on a struggling offense among other things that went wrong last week in the Phils NLDS exit to the Cardinals in five games. Along with the press … Continue reading The aftermath: Phils news Oct. 11, 2011