3/1/2015 | Phillies get 'cobwebs out' in spring-opening exhibition loss
The Phillies scheduled an exhibition against the University of Tampa, which is the No. 1 Division II baseball team in the country. The club wanted to give its younger players and non-roster invitees some work against the wide-eyed kids before opening the Grapefruit League season Tuesday against the Yankees. Philadelphia lost, 6-2.
3/1/2015 | Utley won't play in Grapefruit League opener
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will not be in the lineup for Tuesday's Grapefruit League opener against the Yankees at Bright House Field. Utley sprained his right ankle in January and has not fully recovered.
3/1/2015 | Clemens confident as he chases role in Phils' bullpen
Paul Clemens is not afraid to say he has a great arm and two "hellacious" pitches. But he will need to pitch well this spring to make the Phillies' seven-man bullpen, which has three openings behind Jonathan Papelbon, Ken Giles, Jake Diekman and Justin De Fratus.
3/1/2015 | Phillies first to try out pace of play clock initiative
For the first time in Major League Baseball, when the Phillies faced the University of Tampa at Bright House Field on Sunday, the time between innings and pitching changes was timed. The goal is to improve the pace of play by eliminating time between the end of the break and the resumption of play.
3/1/2015 | Seeking starting role, Gonzalez competing for fifth spot
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez said pitching is pitching and he will pitch happily anywhere. Of course, he would be especially happy in the Phillies' rotation.