| Mar 13, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Eventually the work Ryan Howard put in during the offseason, which included losing at least 15 pounds, was going to pay off.
Howard hit his first home run of the exhibition season, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 Friday.
| Mar 8, 2015
| 8:12 PM
Right-hander Chris Tillman doesn't hide the fact that he wants the ball in his hand, and was only half joking when he said it's been tough watching his teammates pitch in the first week of Grapefruit League games while waiting for his first spring start....
| 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 4, 2015
| 11:20 AM
TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez lined a single into short left field Wednesday in his return to the New York Yankees after a 17-month absence.
Greeted by a 10-second mix of boos and cheers as he stepped into the batter's box for his first game following a...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 11:54 AM
TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez lined a single into short left field Wednesday in his return to the New York Yankees after a 17-month absence and went 1 for 2 with a walk.
Greeted by a 10-second mix of boos and cheers as he stepped into the batter'...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 8:44 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — It wasn't anywhere close to the lineup fans are going to see come Opening Day, although, a few players who could be on the 25-man roster come April 6 saw action Sunday afternoon as the Phillies hosted the University of Tampa for...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 5:19 PM
Yu Darvish saved his best stuff for after his inning on the mound.
The Texas Rangers ace, who was shut down in August because of elbow inflammation, threw 14 pitches without any discomfort during an intrasquad game Sunday at Surprise, Ariz., his most...
| 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 28, 2015
| 11:34 AM
The Philadelphia Phillies will get their first game action of the spring Sunday at 1:05 p.m. as they host the University of Tampa at Bright House Field.
Saturday afternoon, the team posted the starting lineup for the game.
There aren't many familiar...
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Almost two weeks after annoucing eight non-roster spring training invitees, the Phillies added five more to that list Tuesday afternoon.
Right-handed pitcher Paul Clemens, infielders Chris Nelson and Cord Phelps, and catchers Rene Garcia and Koyie...