Amaro: Ryan Howard Could Return to Phils By Weekend

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro was on Daily News Live earlier today and he talked about a few things. The one thing that stood out the most was the status of Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. Howard, who is with AAA Lehigh and starting at first base tonight, could return to the Phillies … Continue reading Amaro: Ryan Howard Could Return to Phils By Weekend

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Howard Looks Good In First Rehab Start

LAKEWOOD, NJ — Lost in the excitement of Chase Utley’s return in a Phillies uniform is the first big step taken by the Big Piece in Lakewood. Ryan Howard was good in his first start with the Single-A BlueClaws, driving in three runs in their 7-6 win over West Virginia. Howard went 2-for-4, driving in … Continue reading Howard Looks Good In First Rehab Start

Howard Begins Rehab Tonight

The good news keeps rolling in on the injury front for the Phillies. A day after Chase Utley’s triumphant return in which he homered and went 3-for-5, Ryan Howard will begin an official rehab assignment with low Single-A Lakewood. He will be the designated hitter. With Howard beginning an official rehab, he will be back … Continue reading Howard Begins Rehab Tonight

Utley Heading to Florida; Will Play In Games

Utley will begin playing in extended spring games tomorrow. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) June 3, 2012 Finally some good news has officially surfaced for Chase Utley and his injured left knee. Rehabbing with the team for the past month, Utley’s knee looked strong enough for him to head down to Clearwater. Utley will go there … Continue reading Utley Heading to Florida; Will Play In Games

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

Blanton looks strong in return

Matt Gelb tweeted that Joe Blanton made it through an inning of baseball alive tonight. Blanton, who is down in Single-A Lakewood, pitched a 1-2-3 inning while throwing 11 pitches. His ultimate goal is to make the Phillies post season roster as some extra bull pen help. Blanton will make his next rehab appearance in … Continue reading Blanton looks strong in return

Blanton may still pitch in 2011

He’s alive! Well this comes as fantastic news for those, including a handful of my friends, who love Joe Blanton. Blanton may be a bull pen option in the playoffs. I personally don’t want him to rush back, especially since he doesn’t really provide the Phillies with anything special in the pen. The Phillies are … Continue reading Blanton may still pitch in 2011

Phils letting Moyer rehab in Clearwater

The Phillies are going to let Jamie Moyer begin his rehab from Tommy John surgery at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater, reported Todd Zolecki. “We’re providing him our space in Clearwater and our expertise,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said. Before people jump to drastic conclusions, this is pretty much a favor Amaro is doing for Moyer, who … Continue reading Phils letting Moyer rehab in Clearwater