Injury Updates: Herndon, Thome, Utley

The Phillies had recently put David Herndon on the DL yesterday. Today he was diagnosed with a flexor pronator strain in his right elbow. Herndon will be shelved for three weeks. Surgery isn’t in his immediate future but that could change if his elbow doesn’t get any better in that time. He is currently on … Continue reading Injury Updates: Herndon, Thome, Utley

Utley Takes Fielding and Batting Practice

The Phillies are out in Arizona for a three-game series, the same place that second baseman Chase Utley is doing his rehab. Utley joined the team today, shagging grounders and doing a little batting practice before the Phillies took on the Diamonbacks. Manuel said that Utley’s legs looked stronger. Here are some Utley soundbites from … Continue reading Utley Takes Fielding and Batting Practice

Pence Not In Tonight’s Lineup Due to Arm Injury

Charlie said Pence said “his arm is bothering him.” Felt like he couldn’t play. #PHILLIES — Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) April 23, 2012 Let the next wave of injuries continue for the Phillies. Hunter Pence was left out of tonight’s line up in Arizona after telling manager Charlie Manuel that his right arm is bothering him. … Continue reading Pence Not In Tonight’s Lineup Due to Arm Injury

Injury Updates: Utley, Contreras, Qualls, Howard

Just summarizing what Matt Gelb had to report today on the health of some of the Phillies… Chase Utley — There is nothing really new here. Utley is still out in Arizona working on strengthening his knee. There is still no timetable for his return, not even a comparison to the 43 games he missed … Continue reading Injury Updates: Utley, Contreras, Qualls, Howard

An Angry Amaro Defends Utley, Himself

ATTN: Ruben Amaro, Jr. Smug Advisory Level raised to RED: DISGUST. Stay indoors. — TheGoodPhight (@TheGoodPhight) March 26, 2012 Angry may not be the best word. More like “annoyed.” Whichever word you want to use, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro is not in the cheeriest of moods lately. The injuries to his star players have … Continue reading An Angry Amaro Defends Utley, Himself

Utley remains positive about knees

Disappointment. Frustration. A little worried. Those were all words and phrases Chase Utley used today. Obviously no news about Utley’s knees was going to be good news. With how things have been going this spring for the Phillies on the injury front, and especially for Utley, today’s update took a little bit of stress off everyone’s … Continue reading Utley remains positive about knees

Brown sent to minors; Utley, Martinez updates

It was a busy morning down in Clearwater for the Phillies. Roster moves and injury updates have been the hot topic this spring for the Phillies and it starts with Domonic Brown. The left fielder was optioned to minor league camp this morning, meaning he will start the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Brown’s spring … Continue reading Brown sent to minors; Utley, Martinez updates

Could the end be near for Utley?

“World Champions… World f***ing champions!” It’s incredible to think that three and half years removed from those five words proclaimed on Halloween 2008, the man who once said them is a shell of his former self. A 29-year-old Chase Utley was on the top of the world. Two days removed from winning the World Series, … Continue reading Could the end be near for Utley?

Utley leaves camp; still having knee problems

Chase Utley has left Clearwater without playing a single at-bat for the Philadelphia Phillies. This has finally created cause for concern that the 33-year-old may not even make the Opening Day roster. The released a statement today that read: “Chase’s rehab process has come to a bit of a plateau. He has made some strides … Continue reading Utley leaves camp; still having knee problems

Phils cut nine; seeking infield help

There are less than three weeks of Spring Training left and the Phillies have started thinning out their roster. Still a ways from 25, the Phillies have sent nine players to minor league camp, dropping their total down to 48 players left in camp. Right-handed pitchers Dave Bush, Austin Hyatt, B.J. Rosenberg and J.C. Ramirez along … Continue reading Phils cut nine; seeking infield help