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  • Hernandez added to list of those competiting for outfield gigs

     
    Competition in the outfield continues to grow. Cesar Hernandez can officially be added to the list of “guys competing for a job." The 23-year-old had been a middle infielder his entire minor league career, but was thrown into center field......
  • Atholton alum Lombardozzi appears to have secured roster spot with Nationals

    Atholton alum Lombardozzi appears to have secured roster spot with Nationals
    In the Washington Nationals' dugout Saturday morning, manager Davey Johnson explained his contingency plans at shortstop. If Ian Desmond suffered any kind of long-term injury, he said, Danny Espinosa would become the regular shortstop. If Desmond simply...
  • Grapefruit League: Matusz allows one run in five innings in 4-1 loss to Phillies

    Grapefruit League: Matusz allows one run in five innings in 4-1 loss to Phillies
    It was by no means Brian Matusz’s most impressive start of the spring, but as far as results go, the Orioles lefthander did his job. Matusz allowed seven hits over five innings Tuesday afternoon against the Phillies at Ed Smith Stadium, but yielded...
  • Updated: Phillies officially sign Castillo

     
    Nobody had to say it. Actions speak louder than words, and the Phillies' actions Sunday night made a huge statement. The club, favored by many to win the World Series, has been without its second baseman, and management is clearly......
  • MARTINEZ, ORR COULD BE HEADING DOWN TURNPIKE ...

     
    Michael Martinez's stay in an IronPigs uniform could be brief. Or, Pete Orr could be heading back down the Turnpke this morning. With yet another Phillie, infielder Freddy Galvis, heading to the disabled list with a lower back strain, either Martinez or...
  • Amaro addresses why Halladay wasn't examined in spring training

     
    His velocity was down. Everyone knew it. But that, Ruben Amaro Jr. said, wasn’t enough for the Phillies to have Roy Halladay examined by a doctor in spring training. “That’s not normal protocol,” Amaro said. “We check with...
  • MARTINEZ IN IRONPIGS LINEUP; CISCO, SAVERY JOIN BULLPEN ...

     
    Michael Martinez is in the IronPigs lineup at shortstop, which means Michael Spidale won't be quite so lonely on the bench for tonight's game with Rochester. Spidale was the only position player on the bench in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings....
  • A SHORT BENCH, BROWN TO DL, WRIGHT TO MISS A START ...

     
    Michael Spidale could be a bit lonely on the bench tonight when the IronPigs are on the field. Spidale is the only extra position player available to Ryne Sandberg for tonight's game with Rochester, although the DH will be used against the American League...
  • Manuel adamantly defends his eighth-inning decisions

     
    Even before Antonio Bastardo stepped on the mound, the outrage had started. It got worse with each passing moment. The boos began when Bastardo, on in relief of Cole Hamels, who was pulled after allowing one run on three hits......
  • Ryan Howard Rehab

     
    It's always exciting when a major league star comes through the minor leagues on a rehabilitation assignment. My favorite was Pedro Martinez, who pitched for the IronPigs as he tuned up for a comeback with the Phillies. We later saw......
  • Phillies Garage Sale

     
    Today is supposed to feature a new "What Is It?" but the Phillies shakeup -- which also affected the IronPigs in a big way -- is so fresh that I decided to go with that instead. I'll post "What Is......