| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:37 PM
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Cliff Lee faced major league hitters for the first time since July 31, when his season ended with an elbow injury.
Mark Appel, the first pick in the 2013 draft, faced big league batters for the first time ever.
They both met...
| Mar 5, 2015
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter's box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher Tommy Joseph, who was just 1 when A-Rod was taken first in...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 7:32 PM
CLEARWATER, FLA. — One of the main goals for the Philadelphia Phillies and their front office this offseason was to bolster starting pitching depth.
More specifically, they wanted starting pitchers with short-term deals who could eat up innings...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 8:20 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — In describing Jesse Biddle's 2014 season, tough would be an understatement.
The Phillies' 2010 first-round draft pick went 3-4 with a 3.18 ERA in his first 10 starts with Double-A Reading before getting caught in a hailstorm...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 6:18 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies had trouble getting production from a number of places on the roster last year and left field was one of them.
Domonic Brown has moved to right field, but with the outfield depth the Phillies have in camp, it doesn'...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 7:17 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Sunday marks the first exhibition game the Phillies play this spring and it's the only one they have before Grapefruit League play begins Tuesday against the New York Yankees.
The Phillies host the University of Tampa at...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 7:23 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — For the first time since his last start for the Phillies on July 31, Cliff Lee faced batters Wednesday during live batting practice at the Carpenter Complex.
Lee said it was the most intense session he's thrown since he re-...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:13 PM
The Phillies have turned in two straight 73-win seasons and the only thing as low as fan and media expectations for the team this year is the mercury in thermometers the last couple weeks.
The front office has admitted the team is in a rebuilding mode,...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Each spring brings Major League Baseball's teams a chance to clear the slate and begin afresh.
Optimism typically runs rampant — although there won't be much of that in Clearwater for the next six weeks — as a number of veterans, along...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:05 AM
JUPITER Dan Haren did in fact consider retirement, but it had nothing to do with the December trade that sent him from the Dodgers to the Marlins.
Speaking Friday morning before the club's first pitchers and catchers workout, Haren assured his...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:31 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Jonathan Papelbon insisted Friday he didn't hear nor pay attention to offseason trade speculation.
Judging from his first public comments from spring training, it's also worth wondering how much he heard or read the Phillies...