Ryan Howard, continuing his rehab from a torn left Achilles tendon, went 3 for 4 with two home runs and a double during a rookie-league exhibition game Friday in Clearwater, Fla.
Chase Utley also played, going 1 for 5 with a walk and playing four innings at second base. Laynce Nix was 1 for 3 with a homer and two walks in the game between the Williamsport Crosscutters of the New York-Penn League and the Gulf Coast Phillies.
Howard has yet to run hard, but he did jog part of the way to first base each time he batted and later did some baserunning work on another field. He has not begun an official rehab assignment. Nix did not run the bases in the game but also did some baserunning work.