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  • Orioles' Zach Britton blocking out distractions as he continues to put together a strong spring

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Left-hander Zach Britton can't control whether the Orioles add another starting pitcher to an already crowded rotation mix. All he can do is force his way into the discussion with a strong spring. And while there was still buzz...
  • Backup catchers carry Orioles to seventh straight Grapefruit League victory

    Backup catchers carry Orioles to seventh straight Grapefruit League victory
    BRADENTON, Fla. -- The competition for the reserve catcher role may not be the most compelling story in spring training for the Orioles, but it was very much on display in Monday’s 7-6 victory over the host Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field....
  • You don't have Mini-Mart to kick around anymore ...

     
    What, no more Mini-Mart? Apparently not. The much-maligned Michael Martinez signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates late last week, ending his three-year tenure with the Phillies that began when they plucked him in the 2010 Rule 5 draft...
  • PHILLIES INVITE NINE TO SPRING TRAINING ...

     
    Former IronPigs Pete Orr, Andres Blanco and Michael Martinez are among nine players invited to the Phillies major league spring training camp as non-roster invitees. The complete list: Andres Blanco, INF – In 120 games for the IronPigs last season,...
  • Phils hand out more invites to spring training

     
    The Phillies have invited six additional players to major league spring training as non-roster invitees. I got to meet a few of them last week for the first time. Cody Asche, 3B – In 130 games between single-A Clearwater and......
  • A frustrating night at Coca-Cola Park ...

     
    Columbus had four at-bats over the 10th, 11th and 12 innings Saturday night with the potential go-ahead run in scoring position, and 14 such plate appearances after the fifth inning. None of them produced a run (1-for-12, sacrifice bunt, walk). The...
  • JOSEPH, ASCHE, AMONG THOSE SENT TO MINOR LEAGUE CAMP ...

     
    Third baseman Cody Asche and catcher Tommy Joseph, two of the more impressive young players in Phillies camp this spring, were among the six players assigned to minor league camp today. The others were left hander Adam Morgan, right handers J.C. Ramirez...
  • Asche rises to Brundage's challenge and heads to Phillies

     
    The first phone call, around 11 a.m. -- six hours or so after the IronPigs' buses pulled into the Coca-Cola Park lot following an overnight ride from Pawtucket -- went unanswered the first time. The second as well. The third time IronPigs manager Dave...
  • Hernandez remains a spectator for IronPigs

     
    Cesar Hernandez remained out of the lineup Wednesday when the IronPigs returned to Coca-Cola Park to begin a three-game series with Syracuse and their final three-week push for a Governor's Cup playoff berth. Hernandez hasn't started a game since July...
  • IronPigs lose Orr to Phillies when Casper Wells goes on DL

     
    The shuttle between Coca-Cola Park and Citizens Bank Park continues to be busy. In addition to early Sunday's moves that sent Tyler Cloyd and Luis Garcia back to the IronPigs while sending J.C. Ramirez to the Phillies, Pete Orr was called up Monday...
  • GROUP BREAKDOWNS GIVE PRETTY STRONG INDICATION OF IRONPIGS ROSTER ...

     
    Down here in spring training the Phillies separate their prospects into five workout groups, the first four basically representing the four full-season affiliates (Lehigh Valley, Readijng, Clearwater, Lakewood) and the fifth a combination of short-...