CLEARWATER, Fla. – Overshadowed by the unveiling of A.J. Burnett and the arrival of Bobby Abreu was this important and troubling bit of news from Phillies camp Sunday:
If you take a close look at the Phillies’ starting pitching rotation heading into spring training, there might be one open job.
In a way, Marlon Byrd never really left the Phillies.
When the 2013 Phillies’ 73-89 season concluded, GM Ruben Amaro Jr. made the organization’s view of Darin Ruf crystal clear.
At the start of spring training last season, Chase Utley said: "Age is a number -- it depends on how you treat your body and how you take care of it."