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March 23, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chase Utley played four innings at second base on Saturday, marking the first time this spring that he has played in the field. Utley did not see a lot of action, but he said it went well. Utley will not travel with the team Sunday to play Boston in Fort Myers. Utley's schedule for the rest of the spring is to be determined. "I would imagine that I progress with more innings," Utley said. "I don't necessarily see playing every day from here on out. I'll just take baby steps.
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March 18, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Roy Halladay sat on a counter in the back of the press box at Bright House Field, the backs of his knees draped across the edge of the formica, his legs dangling below. He wore a T-shirt and a hat and he rested his sun-tanned forearms on his thighs. The national anthem played and the crowd cheered and a slender lefthanded pitcher strode to the mound. All of this occurred with a two-tiered terrace of working media standing, blocking Halladay's view of the windows that looked out onto the field.
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March 17, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Things are different for the Phillies this spring. Everyone knows and acknowledges this. From 2004 through 2012, the Phillies came here with the expectation that they would compete for, if not presume to win, the National League East. In 2013 and 2014, they came here with the hope of repeating that success, even if anyone who had foreseen the team's predictable downward trajectory recognized that hope was faint. This spring is not like those springs. The expectations are minimal.
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March 15, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It is not yet known when Chase Utley will play the field in a game for the first time this spring, but Friday afternoon signified progress for the Phillies' veteran second baseman. After missing the first 10 games of the Phillies' Grapefruit League schedule, Utley played as the designated hitter in the Phillies' 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Rays. The right ankle that has limited him "feels pretty good," he said after his spring debut. "Still making a little progress on it," he said.
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March 13, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cesar Hernandez is out of minor-league options, meaning this is a make-or-break spring for the 24-year-old competing for a Phillies bench spot. With Chase Utley still working his way back from a right- ankle sprain, Hernandez has gotten extra playing time at second base through the first nine games of Grapefruit League play. Manager Ryne Sandberg likes Hernandez's ability to switch-hit as well as his range and defense in the field. "It is a big spring for him," Sandberg said.
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March 4, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chase Utley's right ankle has improved since he reported for spring training more than a week ago, the veteran second baseman said, but is not yet well enough to play in games. Utley, who sprained the ankle in January during an offseason workout, said he probably will not play in any of this week's Grapefruit League games. The Phillies open their slate against the New York Yankees on Tuesday afternoon, the first of 15 consecutive days with a game. "I'm making a little progress," Utley said.
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March 4, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - When the Phillies trotted out to their positions for a brief workout at Bright House Field yesterday morning, Cesar Hernandez was at second base. Chase Utley was not in line behind him, awaiting his turn to field ground balls. When the team moved from the ballpark to the four fields in the center of the Carpenter Complex, where they'd hold batting practice, Utley was nowhere to be found. Utley, 36, was in attendance, when the Phillies had their shortest workout of the spring in an effort to get to the team's annual spring golf outing in the afternoon.
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February 28, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The two most assumable things when the gates swung open at Citizens Bank Park in April of 2004 were that no elite pitchers would ever want to come to Philadelphia and the Phillies would never finish last in baseball in home runs. In the ballpark's infancy, lots of guys pitched and moaned about the close proximity of the left-field flower beds to home plate. Recently named Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz infamously called the ballpark a "joke" and "the worst decision ever made" because of how easy it was to hit a home run there.
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February 27, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was Halloween and your world was collapsing around you: AIG and Citigroup toppling, your stocks and houses and wages deflating like air from a balloon that somebody had forgotten to tie, a balloon that was now darting around the room in flatulent loopty loops, the country clinging to its surface, powerless to resist the momentum pent up inside. This was the best day of your lives, in the best month of your lives, in a year you've spent the previous 7 yearning for. You swore it as you felt the morning sun stream through the skyscrapers, bathing you in slats of light, and you swore it as you watched the darkness drop like a curtain, the beer still glowing, the streets still swamped with mobs of red, one last night to soak it in, one more ibuprofen morning to greet without regret.
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February 25, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - The most-discussed Phillies position player of the winter makes his offseason home nearby and has occasionally stopped by the team's complex recently to work out. But Ryan Howard officially reported to spring training on Monday and his presence was immediately felt around Bright House Field. News cameras tracked seemingly his every move. Fans gathered in the left-field corner for post-batting practice autographs. "It's good to see Howie in camp," manager Ryne Sandberg said.
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