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  • Amaro got just what he was looking for

     
    Ruben Amaro Jr. made it clear on Tuesday that he wasn't happy about having only four outfielders. So he went and did something about it. On Friday, assistant general manager Scott Proefrock announced the Phillies signed outfielder Juan Pierre to......
  • Brown wants no part of starting in Triple-A

     
    Dom Brown is going to do everything he can to be in Pittsburgh on April 5. “I’m not almost at peace if I start at Triple-A,” Brown said. “I’m coming to win a job.” It won’t be easy. Brown will......
  • Qualls surprised Philly wanted him

     
    Chad Qualls got a warning from his wife when the Phillies called him during the offseason. “She said, ‘You know you don’t have that good of numbers in Philly?’” She was right. Qualls, who signed a one-year, $1.15 million...
  • WILLIS SIGNS ON WITH ORIOLES ...

     
    We may see Dontrelle Willis again at Coca-Cola Park after all. Baltimore signed the veteran left-hander to a minor league contract Wednesday, a few days after he was released by the Phillies in spring training. "The idea is to see if he can be a lock-down...
  • Thoughts on what's to come from Utley

     
    Lots of people on Twitter and Facebook are voicing their concerns about Chase Utley addressing the media today. Breathe. I don't think there's any huge announcement coming (it's happening between noon and 1 p.m.). In other words: He's not retiring......
  • Lee wouldn't mind hitting .300; Howard takes throws at first base

     
    Cliff Lee had already done everything he needed to do on the mound. Then Charlie Manuel let him have a little fun. After tossing six scoreless innings in which he struck out three, allowed three hits and walked one, Manuel......
  • A LOOK AT THE OPENING DAY ROSTER ...

     
    Ryne Sandberg will finally get his first look at his Opening Day roster tonight. It should remind him a lot of his team that entered the 2012 season. The 2012 IronPigs don't appear to have the power punch that last year's team did. Entering last season...
  • Pierre makes the cut; Podsednik not out of the running

     
    Better get used to seeing Juan Pierre in a Phillies uniform. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. announced after Thursday's game that the club selected Pierre's contract, and he has been added to the 40-man roster. "It's not necessarily him over [Scott]......
  • Today's lineup, pitching schedule and other notes

     
    Today's lineup vs. the Yankees: LF Pierre, CF Victorino, SS Rollins, DH Thome, RF Pence, 3B Polly, 1B Wigginton, C Chooch, 2B Galvis. Pitching schedule for today: LHP Bastardo, RHP Papelbon, RHP Qualls, RHP Kendrick, RHP Rodriguez. OTHER NOTES --The......
  • How will Fontenot fit into Phillies' plans?

     
    The talk that dated back to spring training was true. The Phillies were interested in Mike Fontenot, and before Friday's game, the club announced the signing of the utility infielder. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. was not available for comment Fontenot......
  • SANDBERG STILL SEEKING CONSISTENT OFFENSE ...

     
    The good news is that the IronPigs are by far the toughest team to strike out in the International League. The bad news is that far too many times when they make contact the ball winds up in someone's glove. The IronPigs had struck out just 104 times...