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March 1, 2011
Who: Detroit Tigers (split squad) at Phillies (2-1) When: 1:05 p.m. Where: Bright House Field, Clearwater, Fla. TV/Radio: Comcast Network/none Pitchers: LHP Andy Oliver vs. LHP Cliff Lee
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March 3, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - When they announced his name before the game Tuesday, the Phillies' rightfielder, the kid with so many questions to answer, trotted out of the dugout, slapped hands with his manager and four of his teammates, and fell in among them along the third-base line. He is 6-foot-5, with a fluid, athletic build and a swing that is both long and quick, and he has been productive if inconsistent over the sparse time he's been in the major leagues. He has the most powerful throwing arm of any outfielder in camp.
SPORTS
January 8, 2009
Individual tickets for Phillies spring-training games go on sale today at 9 a.m. The Phillies will play 18 games at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. The first game is Feb. 26 against Toronto. The Phillies will host two World Baseball Classic exhibition games, on March 4 vs. Canada and March 5 vs. Team USA. The exhibition season will end with the Phillies playing the Tampa Bay Rays on April 3 (7 p.m.) and April 4 (1 p.m.) at Citizens Bank Park. Tickets are available online at www.phillies.
NEWS
June 19, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
Chase Utley will take the next step in his rehab when he starts at second base Monday night for Class A Clearwater. Utley has been the designated hitter in his three Florida State League games. He played a few innings in the field Friday in a minor league exhibition between the Phillies' rookie leagues affiliates. Clearwater, coming off the All-Star break, hosts Dunedin at Bright House Field. Utley, who will hit third Monday, is 1-for-13 (.077) in three games with two runs scored.
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April 28, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown blasted a home run over the batter's eye in centerfield and also had a bloop single in the first game of his rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater yesterday. Brown, recovering from surgery on his right hand, went 2-for-4 in the Threshers' 8-6 win over Lakeland at Bright House Field. "It feels pretty good, I'm almost at 100 percent," Brown told MLB.com. "It just feels good to get back out there getting into games. " Brown is expected to spend several days in Clearwater before a decision is made about moving him up.  
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March 29, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The news from Clearwater late last week jarred my memory. In five short months, without seeing him manage a single game that counted, Matt Klentak decided he wanted to see more of Pete Mackanin. Klentak, the Phillies' 35-year-old general manager, sat next to Mackanin, the 64-year-old Chicago native who had waited a lifetime for the opportunity to become a big-league manager without an interim label, as the team revealed its biggest news of spring training. The Phillies tore up the contract that did not guarantee Mackanin anything beyond this season and gave him one that takes him through next season with a club option for 2018.
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March 20, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryan Howard hit a grand slam and Maikel Franco hit a three-run homer on Friday as the Phillies rolled past Pittsburgh, 15-12, at Bright House Field. It was Howard's second straight day with a homer. Franco leads the majors with seven homers this spring. The Phillies scored nine runs in the fourth inning and six runs in the fifth. Peter Bourjos and Cameron Rupp each added homers. Charlie Morton allowed five runs in four innings. He struck out three batters and walked three.
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March 14, 2016 | By Matt Breen, Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The wind blew out to left field Saturday afternoon, and the majors' highest-scoring offense brought its regulars to Bright House Field. When Vince Velasquez could not located his trusted fastball against the Blue Jays, the latest test in his bid to become the Phillies' fifth starter became even more daunting. "It kind of hit me a little bit," Velasquez said after an 8-5 Phillies win. "A lineup like that is not easy. But when I faced them for the second time, I composed myself a little bit. I made a pitch.
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March 8, 2016 | By Matt Breen, Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Charlie Morton settled on his theory in 2011. It is really common sense, the righthander says. Yes, a smaller ballpark - like the one Morton will pitch in this season - provides batters an easier opportunity to hit a home run. But the shorter fences leave less outfield territory for a fielder to cover. That, Morton said, moves the advantage to the pitcher as long as he is able to force a batter into weak contact. Morton, who started a 6-5 win over the Yankees on Sunday at Bright House Field, said his key for finding weak contact is to pitch inside.
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March 8, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Brock Stassi - prospective Phillies first baseman, 2015 Eastern League most valuable player, former substitute teacher - took batting practice Sunday morning and made everyone in the ballpark stop to watch. Once, twice, and then a third time, bench coach Larry Bowa grooved a pitch to Stassi hours before the Phillies' 6-5 victory over the Yankees at Bright House Field, and Stassi lined each one over the right-field fence. That he hit three home runs on three consecutive pitches demanded that, at least for a moment, people pay him attention.
SPORTS
March 8, 2016 | By Matt Breen, Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Daniel Stumpf said he is here to get lefthanded hitters out, and that's what he did on Sunday. The lefthanded pitcher retired both lefties he faced as Stumpf continued to make his case for a spot in the team's bullpen. Stumpf retired five of his six batters in a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees. His lone hit allowed was a ground-ball single. It was the first hit he allowed this spring in 32/3 innings. Stumpf struck out lefthander Didi Gregorius in the third inning and forced lefthander Dustin Ackley to fly out in the fourth.
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March 6, 2016 | By Matt Breen, Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Maikel Franco ended last spring training by packing his equipment into a red duffel bag and walking across the Phillies complex to join the other minor-leaguers. Franco was quiet during his four weeks in big-league camp. He was the team's top prospect. But he was just a kid. A season later, Franco, 23, has emerged to become a large presence in a clubhouse filled with young talent. His personality was evident Friday afternoon as he danced while his teammates ate a pregame meal in the clubhouse.
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March 3, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - When they announced his name before the game Tuesday, the Phillies' rightfielder, the kid with so many questions to answer, trotted out of the dugout, slapped hands with his manager and four of his teammates, and fell in among them along the third-base line. He is 6-foot-5, with a fluid, athletic build and a swing that is both long and quick, and he has been productive if inconsistent over the sparse time he's been in the major leagues. He has the most powerful throwing arm of any outfielder in camp.
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March 2, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - There is a philosophical conflict playing out in three of the country's major sports leagues, and three Philadelphia franchises, each in its own way, are at the core of it. At its essence, the conflict comes down to this question: What is the right way to build a winning team? The Phillies, the Flyers, and - most infamously - the 76ers have adopted similar approaches to answering it. After years of sparing no expense in pursuit of championships, each organization has, to one degree or another, become unwilling to sacrifice its long-term vision of sustainable excellence for the sake of a potential immediate payoff.
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February 18, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
CLEARWATER, Fla. - This edition of spring training, the 70th consecutive held here by the Phillies, will be a time for prospect gazing. On a practical level, however, the Phillies have no more arduous task over the next six weeks than to build something that resembles a major-league bullpen. There are 23 relievers in camp, which begins Wednesday when pitchers and catchers are required to report at Bright House Field. None of those relievers are locked into a specific job. It is a unit that could be among the worst in the franchise's history.
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