Phillies Notes: New BP Jerseys, Werth Really Loves 28, JC the Slugger, Kendrick's Arb

Phillies Notes: New BP Jerseys, Werth Really Loves 28, JC the Slugger, Kendrick's Arb

Head on down to your local Modell's and pick up on of these new 2011 Spring Training/Batting Practice jerseys for any player from your favorite baseball squadron. According to our baseball source (Meech), this year's jerseys are "similar to the old ones, but have sewn-on numbers and it's button down." Looks like $99 well spent to me. Couple more photos below.

And while we're discussing jerseys, check out this gem from Uniwatch: "The Phillies had originally planned to go with low-rider uni numbers in 1970. They eventually decided to have them aligned with the chest logo, but it’s interesting to see that they had considered doing it the other way."

Don Money and Billy Wilson looking good.

And while we're discussing jersey numbers, Jayson Werth actually negotiated his No. 28 into his contract with the Nationals.

From the same Jayson Stark article, Phillies reliever J.C. Romero has an interesting clause in his new contract as well: "Phillies reliever J.C. Romero got a $50,000 Silver Slugger incentive in his new deal. OK, so he may not be in Wang's offensive class. But Romero's last at-bat was in 2007, he's gotten one at-bat since 2003, and June 15 will mark the 10th anniversary of his last (and only) hit -- a double off Julian Tavarez."

Everything you wanted to know about what kind of deal Kyle Kendrick should be awarded in arbitration.

Finally, we bring you this PET RAZOR + ZWR joint:

And a couple more shots of the first jerseys mentioned above from Modell's.

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

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SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.