Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

POLANCO’S SEASON DONE — The 2012 season has come to a close for third baseman Placido Polanco. The Phillies put Polanco on the 15-day DL with back inflammation, but with it being in September it is easy to think he will stay there for the remainder of the season. This will enable Kevin Frandsen to play … Continue reading Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

Ruiz Diagnosed With Oblique Strain

Carlos Ruiz will miss the next couple of games with what looks to be a strained left oblique. To give the Phillies some insurance at catcher they called up Erik Kratz from AAA and sent back down B.J. Rosenberg. Matt Gelb added about the severity of the injury: “They say a player knows his body … Continue reading Ruiz Diagnosed With Oblique Strain

Phillies Could Play With Short Bench Tonight

The Phillies bench could be a little short tonight. Carlos Ruiz, Laynce Nix and Ty Wigginton have all been left out of the lineup tonight and may not be available for the game tonight. All three have minor injuries and could get some rest time. Ruiz jammed his hand, Wigginton has soreness in his side … Continue reading Phillies Could Play With Short Bench Tonight

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

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

2012: A career defining season for Chase Utley

When Chase Utley broke into the majors, he was an instant hit. In fact, it was a hit that first enamored him to Phillies fans everywhere. In just the second game of his career, during only his 3rd Major League at bat, Utley recorded his first career hit when he blasted an Aaron Cook offering … Continue reading 2012: A career defining season for Chase Utley

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”: