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Philadelphia Phillies Roster Report 2009-04-14


Philadelphia Phillies Roster Report 2009-04-14
There were few roster spots up for grabs this spring, but the Phillies did answer several health-related questions. Both 2B Chase Utley and 3B Pedro Feliz proved they were ready to open the season on time after having offseason surgeries, and LHP Cole Hamels overcame lingering tightness in his elbow.

PLAYER NEWS:

--LF Raul Ibanez recorded his 800th career RBI with a solo home run in the seventh inning. Ibanez has gotten off to a hot start in his first season with the Phillies. Batting primarily in the No. 6 spot, he leads the team with three home runs and a .690 slugging percentage and is tied for second with six RBIs in seven games. Ibanez, who signed a three-year, $37.5 million contract in December, is replacing popular LF Pat Burrell. The Phillies allowed Burrell to go to the Tampa Bay Rays via free agency. "I like Ibanez," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He's going to be fine."

--LHP Scott Eyre pitched in his third straight game Monday and needed only three pitches to get Nationals 1B Nick Johnson to ground out to end the seventh inning. Eyre, the Phillies' primary left-handed reliever while J.C. Romero serves a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, hasn't allowed a run in three appearances (1 2/3 innings).

MEDICAL WATCH:

C Carlos Ruiz (strained right oblique muscle) went on the 15-day disabled list April 11. The Phillies won't rush him back.

LHP Mike Zagurski (Tommy John elbow surgery in April 2008) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. He resumed pitching in late March and could be ready to join the team by mid-April.

ROTATION:

LHP Cole Hamels

RHP Brett Myers

LHP Jamie Moyer

RHP Joe Blanton

RHP Chan Ho Park

BULLPEN:

RHP Brad Lidge (closer)

RHP Ryan Madson

RHP Chad Durbin

LHP Scott Eyre

RHP Clay Condrey

LHP J.A. Happ

LHP Jack Taschner

CATCHERS:

Chris Coste

Lou Marson

INFIELDERS:

1B Ryan Howard

2B Chase Utley

SS Jimmy Rollins

3B Pedro Feliz

INF Eric Bruntlett

INF Miguel Cairo

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Raul Ibanez

CF Shane Victorino

RF Jayson Werth

OF/INF Greg Dobbs

OF Matt Stairs


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 14, 2009

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