July 9, 2014 |
MILWAUKEE - Cliff Lee will resume his minor league rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater tomorrow in Tampa. Lee's first rehab start Sunday afternoon was limited to 24 pitches in two innings after a rainstorm in southern Florida suspended the game. The Phillies had hoped to get Lee up to 70 pitches in the game. "Stuff was good," Amaro said. "Delivery was good. He was 89 to 91, so not all that far off from where he usually is. " Barring a setback, Lee is likely to make two starts in the next week before rejoining the Phillies when the team returns from the All-Star break.
July 7, 2014 |
PITTSBURGH - Phillies rightfielder Marlon Byrd was dealt Aug. 27 last year by the New York Mets to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he could be part of another deal this summer. Byrd is among the rumored players on the block by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. He is batting .264 with 17 home runs and 50 RBIs after his solo blast in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park. Byrd said he wasn't thinking about getting traded this time around. "You think about it a little bit the first time you go through it, but the second time now, you keep playing and are trying to win games for the Phillies," he said.
June 29, 2014 |
Catcher Carlos Ruiz was placed on the seven-day disabled list Friday night with concussion symptoms after being hit on the helmet by a pitch from Miami's A.J. Ramos in the 11th inning Thursday. Ruiz remained in the game during the Phillies' 14-inning win over the Marlins, but he was not in manager Ryne Sandberg's starting lineup Friday. Sandberg said Ruiz's condition was being monitored earlier in the day, but indicated that the catcher was just getting a day off following a 4-hour, 41-minute game.
June 29, 2014 |
YESTERDAY afternoon, hours before Kyle Kendrick's 89-mph sinker kick-started a four-game series between the Phillies and Braves, Cliff Lee pitched to Tony Gwynn Jr., Cesar Hernandez and Ronny Cedeno. Simulating two innings of play, the Phillies' lefthander threw 20 pitches - both fastballs and breaking balls - took a seat and then tossed 20 more. Afterward, Lee offered a positive review of the session, signifying more progress in his recovery from the elbow strain in his pitching arm that landed him on the disabled list on May 20. This was his first time facing live hitters.
June 23, 2014 |
Once looking to shed its real estate holdings, Montgomery County is now considering spending tens of millions of dollars to overhaul or expand its headquarters and surrounding offices in Norristown. The Board of Commissioners is hiring a consultant to study a range of possibilities, including rehabilitating One Montgomery Plaza, building atop the county courthouse plaza, replacing an underground parking garage, renovating or tearing down the old stone prison, or even expanding the county footprint by buying the Post Office building behind the courthouse.
June 18, 2014 |
ATLANTA - To Ryne Sandberg, he was a respected peer. To Larry Bowa, he was a manager's dream. To Tony Gwynn Jr., he was simply, "Dad. " The Phillies joined the baseball world in mourning the passing of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn yesterday, while at the same time moving to fill an opening on their bench as Gwynn Jr. left the team to return home to San Diego and was placed on the bereavement list. The organization had been aware that the elder Gwynn was in grave condition. Bowa, who managed Gwynn for a year and a half with the Padres, said Gwynn Jr. told his teammates during a road trip last month that his father's cancer, which originated in his mouth, was not responding to treatment.
June 12, 2014 |
Too often, Mike Adams said, he has heard somber news from a doctor about his right shoulder. "I was already planning for the worst based on history and how my shoulder was feeling," Adams said. "But getting those results back . . . I'm optimistic again. " There is no damage to Adams' rotator cuff, the part of the shoulder that required surgery last July. Still, the Phillies righthander will require a cortisone injection later this week in an effort to strengthen the area around his labrum, which is fraying, according to an MRI examination.
June 6, 2014 |
Amid the chaos of Stacy Brandt's childhood, books were her only friends. "Harry Potter saved my life," the author, 23, says. "I read those first two Harry Potter books over and over. It's how I learned to write. " Her self-published memoir, Things I Learned (available through stacybrandt.com) is about a different magical 'friend' of the most sinister sort: Heroin. "It turned me into a person I never thought I would be," Brandt says from Millville, N.J., where she has been clean and sober since Feb. 20, 2013, after an overdose.
May 18, 2014 |
When Frank ONeill's heart was failing, what saved his life was a heart transplant. But what improved his quality of life and the strength of his peripheral muscles before his transplant was an individually tailored exercise program that he paid for out of pocket - $300 for six sessions - at Lankenau Heart Institute, part of Main Line Health. Now, for the first time, Medicare will cover cardiac rehabilitation programs for patients suffering from "stable, chronic heart failure," according to a February decision memo from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
May 11, 2014 |
She's already completed a half-dozen real estate development projects, and Sheila Dragon is just getting started. "Nicole Curtis, watch out!" Dragon said, referring to her television inspiration, the host of the DIY Network reality show Rehab Addict , who rescues historic houses. Dragon is one of a small but growing number of female developers in the Philadelphia area. Working for many years as a home stager through her West Chester-based company Dragon Design, she realized she was increasingly overseeing renovations and architects, completing the sales process from start to finish but not being paid for the end result.