Last spring was like so many springs that came before it for the Phillies. There were questions that led to distractions. Or distractions that led to questions. Or both. Either way.
Phillies third baseman Cody Asche left Sunday's spring training loss to the Pirates after being hit by a pitch on the hand, but he likely wouldn't have started on Monday anyway against Tampa Bay R
A.J. Burnett will make his Phillies debut against his former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, on Sunday afternoon (1:05 p.m./CSN).