May 132011

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Utley goes deep, Ruiz feels no pain, but Oswalt struggles with velocity in Clearwater

May 13

“It was 2-for-1 drink night at Bright House Field as it is every Thursday when the Threshers play a home Florida State League game. But for five innings, it was far from a normal night on the farm.  A few more fans than usual dotted the blue seats for Thirsty Thursday. Four TV cameras transmitted the action to the Philadelphia area, where fans could watch three rehabbing Phillies Chase Utley, Roy Oswalt, and Carlos Ruiz

Phillies put Brian Schneider on disabled list

May 13

“As expected, the Phillies placed catcher Brian Schneider on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained left hamstring.Schneider was injured rounding third base in the fifth inning of Wednesday’ 5-3 win over Florida. The Phillies will announce a corresponding move before Friday’s opener in Atlanta, but it is almost certain that catcher Carlos Ruiz will be activated from the disabled list.

Chase Utley on fast track for return to Phillies’ lineup

May 13 Camden Courier-Post:

“After weeks of negligible gains in his rehab from a knee injury, Chase Utley finally appears to be on the fast track for a return to the Phillies‘ lineup.A month ago, light jogging was news. A week ago, he was playing in simulated games. A few days ago, he was in extended spring.

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