Mar 242011
Phillies 2B Chase Utley

Phillies 2B Chase Utley

March 24:

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Amaro acknowledges Utley will start season on DL

March 24

“Given that we’re eight days from baseball games that count and Chase Utley is still fielding grounders from a lawn chair, everyone pretty much knew he would open the season on the disabled list as he tries to rehab his way through the unholy trinity of chondromalacia, bone inflammation and patellar tendinitis in his right knee.

Oswalt struck in neck by line drive

March 24 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“Charlie Manuel hates talking about injuries. He’ll often rant about how players and doctors these days have become too cautious in clearing a return to action. Often, the Phillies manager will mock an inquiry about a hurt player. Take Wednesday morning, when Manuel turned to gallows humor while asked about his catcher, Carlos Ruiz, who was hit on the left forearm by a pitch Tuesday.

Forbes: Phillies’ value jumps to $609 million

March 24 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“The Phillies are valued at $609 million, the sixth-highest total in baseball, according to Forbes magazine. The figure represents an increase of 13 percent over last year when the Phillies were valued at $496 million and ranked seventh. The magazine cited strong attendance – the Phillies have sold out 123 consecutive games – and increased local television ratings. According to Forbes, the average team is worth $523 million,

Castillo happy for opportunity with Phillies

March 24 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“He was a stranger in a strange land, standing on the wrong coast of Florida, and wearing a jersey that had turned from blue to red. But there are certain aspects of the game that never change: the 90 feet of chalk between home and first, the brown dirt, the yellow poles that flank the outfield, and the AC/DC anthem that pours through the stadium speakers at some random interlude.

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