Notes From Spring Training

25 Feb

Photo: Miles Kennedy

Just a few updates on what’s happening in Clearwater…

• Cliff Lee – Cliff has been held back with some soreness in his abdomen.  He claims that everything is fine, and he’s scheduled to throw a bullpen on Sunday.  Lee has had some problems with his abdomen in his past, but he says it’s nothing to worry about.

I hate it when they say that.

• Jose Contreras- has thrown a second bullpen, and it went very, very well.  He feels as if he’s able to throw harder then before, and that he’s going to be able to last though the season. “We were very encouraged with how he threw,” Ruben Amaro said. “More importantly, he was really encouraged.”  It’s important that the player throw without reservations.

Domonic Brown – Brown says that he came to camp to win the left field job, even though the Phillies plan to have him play there full time at AAA Lehigh Valley.

• Justin De Fratus – Justin has some soreness in his right elbow which should keep him out of practice for at least a week. De Fratus said he felt tightness in his elbow last month, and it has not improved. “We’ll just slow him down,” Amaro said. “It’s early and we want to be conservative with him.”

I don’t like the sound of that either.

 • Florida State Exhibition Game – The Phillies have decided to start Austin Hyatt.  Also slated to pitch are  Jake Diekman and Jeremy Horst, followed by relievers Michael Schwimer, Joe Savery, J.C. Ramirez, B.J. Rosenberg and Phillippe Aumont.  The game is at 1 p.m. at Bright House Field.

Austin Hyatt spent the season last year at AA Reading, where he went 12-6 with a 3.85 ERA.

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3 Responses to “Notes From Spring Training”

  1. mlblogsbarbward February 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    I hate when they report any injuries. Do we need to know about them?

  2. mlblogsbarbward February 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Btw, Cliff texted me today. He’s fine 🙂 I joke.

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