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Phillies ace Cliff Lee

Phillies ace Cliff Lee

February 21:

Philadelphia Phillies news and stories from around the web…

Lee said to be “100 percent” after experiencing soreness in side

February 21 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“A few weeks before lefthander Cliff Lee reported to spring training, he notified the Phillies that he had soreness under his left armpit, and after examination by team physician Michael Ciccotti it was determined he had a mild strain.

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Gillick: On paper, Phillies better than 116-win Mariners team

February 21 Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Paul Hagen:

“In more than a half-century in professional baseball, Pat Gillick has seen thousands of games, from hardscrabble fields in Latin America to perfectly manicured big-league lawns. He’s scouted tens of thousands of players, from gangly teens hoping to make it big to aging veterans just trying to hang on.

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Martinez eyes spot on roster

February 21 Camden Courier-Post:

“It’s hard to blame Michael Martinez for being a little wide-eyed and intimidated around the Phillies‘ locker room this spring.  The 28-year-old from the Dominican Republic has spent his entire career in the minor leagues, and suddenly he finds himself with a locker just a few spots down from Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins.

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Healthy Ibanez hopes for banner 2011 season

February 21 Camden Courier-Post:

“The plan to stay in Philadelphia was a show of support, a way of underscoring Raul Ibanez’s unflinching belief that the Phillies would clinch a third straight National League pennant.  The idea, he said, was that taking his kids out of school in mid-November wouldn’t make much sense, and he had every reason to believe his schedule would be booked through the World Series.

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With Lopes gone, Phillies’ Perlozzo aims to fill gap in first-base coaching box

February 21 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“When doing the math, the name at the top of the addition column is always Cliff Lee, the lefty who nearly triggered a parade down Broad Street just by agreeing to a contract that brought him back to Philadelphia.At the top of the subtraction column was Jayson Werth, the rightfielder who received a small fortune to sign with the Washington Nationals.

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A relief for Phillies, Lidge off to healthy start

February 21 Philadelphia Inquirer:

Brad Lidge is close to doing something for the first time as a Phillie: starting the Grapefruit League season on time.  The last few offseasons have featured a variety of health maladies for the closer. A month before the Phillies acquired him from the Astros in November 2007, Lidge had surgery to repair torn knee cartilage.

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